Welcome and thank you for visiting. I know that in some way, your visit here is driven by a storm that you are perhaps finding your way out of. I understand this very well.
Whether you are here due to a broken relationship, abandonment, or a deep, penetrating conflict of some sort, please know that you are not alone.
It is my hope that you will find a bit of solace and encouragement here, and that this is a place where you can come to take a deep breath.
We can never understand the reasons why storms come. All we know is that they do. And though the going can be rough, God wants us to know that He is our buoy in them. Storms can ravage us emotionally, physically, and fiscally. They can take a toll that seems impossible to withstand or quantify. But we can and will survive them.
It is difficult to discern what good can possibly come from these trials, but there always is a purpose for them. Hardship changes us. It causes us to stretch and reach beyond ourselves. It is painful, to be sure. In our most broken seasons, God is producing something in us that will be for our benefit.
We can’t know all the ways of God and yet He does give us truths that we can hold on to. He will never leave us. He will defend us. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He is a beacon of hope and of strength to keep us going when we often feel like giving up.
I have been in such a storm too.
Separation, abandonment, and great conflict, are never gentle. It’s hard to describe the brokenness; and yet if you are here, reading these pages, you likely know well something of the hardship that such burdens bring.
There is for us a silver lining. We can emerge from the pit of desperation and know that God is doing a new thing in our lives. He wants for us to trust Him. He wants for us seek Him and not the ways of the world that would tell us how to “get even” or “fight fire with fire.” These solve nothing and only serve to hurt us greater.
The world will always tell us things that are contrary to what God has for us. The world will tell us that there is no hope, or that we are to blame for the circumstances we are facing. The world celebrates brokenness by justifying the behaviors of sin.
I am here to tell you the truth. Be strong, be still, and stay in faith. God is working all things our for your good.
God puts people on our path to encourage us and to give us a leg up and out of the pit. Countless times, in my darkest moments, I have been awed by His grace when - at just the right moment - someone shared with me an all important reminder that I am not alone.
You are not alone either.
It is my prayer that you will feel His presence in the words of my blog and in the community of readers who are also this journey. This is a place of friendship, of understanding, and where we can share and pray for each other.
I know that the trial you are in is difficult and all-consuming. We are all in this place together. It will all be okay. I promise you.
I offer you my most sincere and reverent prayer that the storm you are in will soon be over. But for however long it rages, know you will make it through. More than this, know you will thrive again.
My peace and love to you.