Christmas 2015 will be one that stands out in my memory for the rest of my life. While visiting my daughter, I broke my leg and ended up in the hospital for 5 days followed by rehab for several weeks because I wasn't able to put any weight on it.
We never know what a day will hold when we wake up in the morning whether it will be one filled with pain or joy, difficult circumstances or happy ones. But one thing we can be sure of - the Lord knows and has a plan for our lives. Did the Lord cause my broken leg? NO! But God knew it would happen and set things in motion to help me get through this difficult time.
He sent angels to help me as I fell to prevent the injury from being worse. He sent the necessary people to help me get to the hospital and while there, he arranged the circumstances so that I got good care to optimize the healing of a bad break.
God has been helping me through the healing process, strengthening my determination to get well and to work hard through physical therapy. He has also been helping me to keep the negative emotions at bay by bringing friends across my path to support and pray as well as to walk beside me on this journey each day.
Life happens... but we have a heavenly Father who is there through each happening. He may not prevent the difficult things, but he helps us walk through them, providing exactly what we need each day as we keep our eyes focused on him.
Has life "happened" to you lately? How has the Lord helped you through your tough circumstances? I'd love to hear from you!
There is power in stories. They capture our attention, teach us life lessons and even let us know we're not alone in our difficult circumstances or emotional upheavals.
Let God minister hope and healing to your heart through the stories of others - whether they are Bible women, historical figures or even fictional characters whose lives are based in truth.
He has a message for you today!