“God came through for me.” - Donna
Donna's life turned upside down after receiving this report from a doctor: "The good news is you aren't having a
Life can change in a moment. All of the sudden life can be turned upside down. A cancer diagnosis, the loss of a job or a loved one, a broken relationship or a life destroying addiction taking over.
“I felt like she had given me a death sentence.”
As the initial shock of the moment passes, the feelings of reality set in. The reaction can be of panic, despair, fear, hopelessness. Thoughts can steer towards every worst-case scenario imaginable. It is hard to comprehend that life was
“I felt like I was invisible to God
God is always present, yet He uses these situations where it seems that He is unaware of our struggles. He uses these situations to test us. To see where we run to when life is falling apart. In these moments we may choose to hide inside ourselves or hide in things that can mask our pain. But God is calling us to hide in Him.
“I kept asking am I going to make it, am I going to make it?”
When the situations of life overwhelm us to the point where we are lost in the doubt that seems to surround us. We can rest in the promises that God will never leave nor forsake us. That in our struggles and pain, He is working to restore.
“Not only restoring my health and my
In the end, when we put our trust in God, we will always be restored. We may not see the results we want. Or see life restored to all that it once was. For God does not want to give us lives of comfort where we will not grow, but rather in the times of discomfort, He wants to see our character grow. And He is faithful to the end.
“It is in my heart; I know that God is faithful.”
Words to Live By:
"You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance" Psalm 32:7 (ESV).
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you" Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV).
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me" Psalm 23:4 (ESV).
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" Isaiah 41:10 (NIV).