As my family has walked through a long season of hardship, I have been devastated beyond what I thought I could survive at times.
But I’ve also been incredibly blessed and humbled as I have watched the work God has been doing in all of us.
And my children.
I desperately wanted to spare my kids from hard realities. But God has used it to develop their character in ways that leave me breathless. I wouldn’t have chosen this. None of us would. But God is breathing life into our dust and making something beautiful out of it.
There are still some things I’ll never understand.
But there are other things that I see and am grateful beyond words. The strength and courage my children have displayed. The wisdom they have gained. The bonds between them that strengthened.
I would have never picked this journey for any of us. But seeing a deeper faith in God emerge in them has certainly proven to me that truly ALL things can be used for good.
What the enemy thought would destroy us has only made us stronger. He thought he could silence us, but we came out praising God even louder.
And though the darkness lasted longer than I thought we could survive, the Light has come. We are truly peeking over the edge of a miracle.
If you’re walking through your own deep disappointment or devastation, I’d love to encourage you with an early sneak peek at my new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered. This message was written in the hard moments of our family’s story and is filled with the rich truths the Lord has shown me along the way. Pre-order your copy today and receive the first 3 chapters so you can start reading right away.
You’ll also gain access to a private Facebook group I’m hosting with my friends where we’ll process through deep disappointments together. I look forward to meeting you there!