Have you ever struggled with something that was so difficult that it caused you to pause and think about if you were going to be able to get through this struggle and still love and trust God? I have. This is a series about how my faith in God grew during one of the most difficult storms in my life. This is my story of faith through the loss of our firstborn son.
I have told the story so many times in the last 25 years and I know now that God was growing me and my family in a way that I never imagined. I never saw it, when we were in the middle of the heartbreak.
If you are going through a struggle right now that feels raw and hopeless, dear friend, I’m going to tell you to hang in there. God is not finished with your story yet. He is not finished with you yet. Sweet friend, you will get through this struggle.
I love to use the analogy of a storm cloud because when you are in the middle of the biggest storm of your life, even though you can’t see the sun in those moments, it still shines as bright as it ever did behind the clouds. It’s on the other side of that torrential storm.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
These are the posts that sum up 12 pivotal days in my life that changed me and my family FOREVER. I hope it brings you comfort and encouragement to see how God moved in our lives during this most hurtful time and helped me get through this struggle.
Since it is lengthy, I created this page so it is easier to get through all 12 posts by saving it to your bookmarks bar and then coming back to it as you can. When you come back to it, simply jump straight to the post where you left off. Of course, if you have the time right now, just use the link at the end of each post to take you to the next part.
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In addition to writing on this blog and sharing my story of faith, I have a Masters in Family Therapy and a background as a private practice marriage therapist. I made the transition to online coaching so that I could help more people. If you are interested in reading more about what I do in coaching, please click on the pictures below!
If you need help getting through a struggle of your own, I would love the opportunity to be that help.
I also write about relationships and marriage, overcoming insecurity and fear, as well as my own personal growth struggles.
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