My dear cousin passed away at the young age of 56. We were first cousins; two brother’s children. Our birthdays were three months apart to the day. As children, she and I were inseparable. The day I got the news of her death, it was surreal. I could only think, how could she leave me. I had plans of us growing old together while we enjoyed each other’s company. My precious cousin being gone from me was more than I could handle.
I drifted into a place of darkness and I fought to hold onto God’s hand. Try though I may, I could feel myself slip away until I entered what seemed a black hole. But God! One night at work a co-worker stopped me and asked why I was so down, little did I know, she was the vessel God would use to bring me back from the place of despair.
On that night, it was as if the Heavens opened up and God Himself reached down and grabbed my arm and pulled me back from the brink of despondency. I made a decision to find someone to confide in but more importantly, from that day on, I spent time in the Word of God each morning. As soon as my eyes opened each day, before I climbed out of bed, for one full year, I studied the Bible. Although I was raised in the church, to study God’s Word with this type of commitment was new to me. My time with the Lord was time well spent.
I can honestly say, God never gave up on me, He was waiting for me to stretch out my hand and heart to Him. My relationship with my Savior is deeper than it’s ever been and I know beyond a shadow of doubt, God loves me. When I say God saved my life and delivered me, believe me He did.
God has blessed me with the gift of writing and I’m beginning to sing again. I’ve met and formed new friendships with like-minded women and I’m being mentored to sharpen my business skills. I have never been happier and I’ve never felt more alive in my life. Perhaps you are facing a challenge. Please allow me to encourage you to cry out to God. Open up your heart to Him and trust Him completely.
The struggles we endure aren’t for naught. God uses each situation to perfect us and to prepare us for Him. He is no respecter of person, so if God did it for me, He’ll do it for you too. If I can be of help to you in anyway, don’t hesitate to email me. God’s blessings and God’s speed!
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