Have you ever felt like this in your personal life?
Those times when a dream is destroyed , a health issue arises or someone significant in your life dies, leaves or betrays you?
It can seem like everything has just ‘blown up’ in your face.
I have certainly known times like this.
ONE TRUTH that ever sustained and sustains me today me is the reminder of our Saviour’s Promise….. I will NEVER leave you or forsake you. Hebs 13:5. Matt. 28:20 Surely, I am with you until the end of the age.
I have discovered too that even if the strips of your burst balloon are scattered far and wide, if you surrender the bits to HIM, ….. fragments of your life, as Divine creator HE can make something beautiful out of these pieces.
Bringing BEAUTY from Ashes is His specialty. Give all your sorrows, pain, and disappointments into His nail-scarred Hands and WORSHIP.
HE IS AND FOR ETERNITY REMAINS THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
Faye you always say what I need to hear at the right time God is always on time Thanks for being a channel of hope. Thanks and Praise to God for His many blessings.Love Marg. D.
Hugs to you for another wonderful meditation, Faye. I especially valued the reminder of the bits and strips & pieces sometimes scattered about following a “burst.” God turns all things to good, indeed. 😊