Guest Post: Grow From Your Pain

Below is an excerpt from my guest post for Evelyn Sherwood’s Stories of Hope Blog Series. In fact, it is a small part of Chapter 2 in my book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength.

Looking back now, I don’t know how I got through those first weeks and months.

Honestly, I just started with one simple step: inviting God into my pain each day.

Sometimes I breathed a quick prayer, “Help me, God, today, I don’t have the strength.” Other days, I got up before my kids and journaled. Most often, I clung to a verse that reminded me I was not alone in my grief.

I needed these reminders constantly. Like water to my thirsty soul, I wanted to know that I was not facing this pain alone. On my hard days, it was vital for me to remember that God was walking step by step with me.

Friend, the God of the Universe wants to walk step by step with you too!

I pray this truth brings you hope in the middle of your unexpected storm. You do not have to endure this alone. Psalms 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Remember God is near to us in our heartbreak.

So, keep running to Him daily. He is faithful and will strengthen you during this storm. I also believe He wants to grow your roots deeper in your faith in a way you never knew possible. Allow Him to refine you to make you more like Jesus!

Friend, I would love for you to click this link to read my entire guest post. I pray these words bring hope to your hurting heart!

Love, Jodi

Also, like I said in the beginning, this guest post is a small part of Chapter 2 in my book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength. To learn more about my Depth book, click here.

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