Finding Hope in the Unexpected Picture of Your Life

I was speechless.

I hung up the phone shocked by my friend’s words.   Her doctor had called with devastating news.  We were not prepared to hear the cancer diagnosis. 

Sometimes life does not go as we hoped or planned.  Our “picture perfect” life takes an unexpected turn and leaves us shaken up.

Have you ever received news that left you shaken up?  Maybe it was a death of a loved one or a doctor’s phone call like my friend.   What do you do when life is not at all how you pictured it?

This week on my Depth Podcast, my friend, Emily P. Meyer, shares about her story of how she found hope in the unexpected picture of her life.  At the young age of 19, she lost her father and her whole world got turned upside down.

Losing her father was not the only heartbreak she experienced.  She also walked through infertility and miscarriage.  As she experienced these multiple heartbreaks, the picture of her life kept changing, but she noticed that one thing did not change.

I love what she says “My life has been filled of unexpected pictures, different pictures than I ever thought my life would look. But the framework that held my picture together has never shattered or never changed even when the picture changed. The framework has held my life in place and that framework is our faithful God!”

Our faithful God is still holding us up even when our heart is shattered into a million pieces.

Friends, even when your life picture changes, God never changes.  This brings me hope!  I hope it brings you hope too.

God can use these different life pictures!  I love how Emily says that “God can make them our testimony, hanging them up confidently in his gallery where our stories of brokenness intersect with his story of resurrection.”

Our broken pictures placed in God’s hands can become powerful masterpieces sharing God’s faithfulness.

Friends, God never wastes our pain.  I pray that your broken story can become a powerful testimony that touches another hurting heart!  Praying you find hope in the unexpected picture of your life.

Love, Jodi  

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