Sometimes hope comes in just a moment. A look, a word, a gesture. A gift to make us look up and know that God is not only here, but reaching into our healing journey to say,
“I love you.”
And this week I received that kind of hope. I’ve been feeling a little weary lately. The days filled with situations that leave me allowing doubt, insecurity, and worry to have too much power in my spirit. An overloaded schedule. Health issues. Relationship concerns. Parenting struggles. Exhaustion.
In the midst of one of those situations, as I was allowing the insecurities way too much room in my heart, God sent me that comforting word through the generous heart of an acquaintance. So unexpected, but just the words I needed to hear. Words that let me know God was right there with me and He was fighting for me. And not only that, but in those moments I was feeling so alone, I knew God had sent me a new and precious friend.
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Friends in the Healing Journey
This week’s featured Moment of Hope is a testimony of hope in the midst of one of the darkest attacks of the enemy. Since I have been blogging, I have had the opportunity to meet many incredible people. People who inspire me and give me hope. One such person is Trudy Den Hoed who blogs at Freed to Fly. Friends, when I tell you she oozes love, I am not exaggerating! She often encourages others in the blogging world and shares her heart for Jesus with grace and eloquence. This week she shared her story, A Rainbow of Hope. It’s a story of the evil that broke her spirit into a million pieces and of the Jesus who picked them up and ever so gently put them back together.
You see, what happened to Trudy is one that causes many to leave the Church and to leave Jesus forever. It’s one that pushes people into a life of shame, secrecy, bitterness, and death. It’s the place where Satan cheers and celebrates his evil. But Trudy held onto Jesus and did the work to bring healing and wholeness. Follow me over to Trudy’s place to read her healing journey. And friends, I ask you to share this post wherever you can because there are so many people in our world who need this hope today. And don’t forget to love on her big, okay?