Not My Story

Have you ever looked at the circumstances of your life and said, “This is Not My Story- this is not the narrative I would have written for my life?”  I know that I have.

What do you do when life takes these unexpected turns and leaves you heartbroken? 

I believe there are some words that will change your life forever: Cancer, Miscarriage, Infertility. For me, divorce flipped my whole world upside down almost seven years ago.

Today, on the Not My Story Podcast, I share about this unexpected storm.

Not My Story Podcast Link– March 2021

Divorce is the death of a marriage. Honestly, the grief is as real and difficult as the death of a loved one. In addition, there is usually a layer of rejection on top of the grief. On the podcast, I talk about my grief as well as the shame I felt during this hard time.

If you know someone walking this hard road, I encourage you to give the gift of presence and sit with them in their grief. I share a beautiful analogy of grief to scuba diving on the podcast today, and I hope it helps you see how to help someone in the middle of their grief.

Most of all, today I share how God helped me through the hardest year of my life.

Not only did God help me heal, but He helped me grow deeper in my faith. Honestly, I don’t know why we have to walk through these “Not My Story” moments, but I do know that God never wastes any of the hurt and pain. Instead, He uses it to grow you and to help another hurting heart.

Praying my words today help another hurting heart whose word is also divorce.

God loves you and sees you! You are not alone in your pain!  Run to God in the midst of the heartbreak and ask for His strength to endure this unexpected storm.

Friend, I am praying for you and here for you if you want to talk more! Feel free to message me on Instagram; I would love to pray for you!

Love, Jodi

Not My Story Podcast Link– March 2021
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