A few months ago a dear friend reached out to me for some encouragement. She had recently married and quickly was faced with trouble and heartache. And as I listened to her story, my heart broke for her. I know all too well how it feels when your picture of perfect is far from perfect. And you are left with a crushed spirit. During those moments of darkness, there are no words to describe the feeling. The emptiness is almost unbearable.
So I shared a few words of encouragement with her although I was incredibly humbled and felt completely and utterly unqualified to be encouraging another. I thought, "what in the world could I possibly share with her?" Then my heart opened up and I thought of all the things I've learned through the dark times of my life:
And at the end of the day, you have to remember life is really tough. And the only way to get through life is to live it!!! But God doesn't let you go through a single day alone.
To my dear friend--I love you dearly. I pray for you each day. And tomorrow is a new day for peace, love and joy.
Psalms 34:18 "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed."
Frozen, forgiveness and a picture of perfect,
Just a few reflections about everything God is teaching me in this life...a journey deeper into His purpose for my life.