Life Changers–The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

When we think of life changing events, most likely we think of unwanted negativity to our lives: A devastating health issue, the bankruptcy of financial loss, or death of a loved one, which produces intense sorrow. To make matters worse, the event is coupled with our helplessness for comfort and resolution. Even so, there are blessings that come from the seasons of darkness and the isolation of loneliness.

The realization that we need divine intervention at all times only happens in the times of loss. It is in our brokenness that God’s love and omnipotent power are unleashed without restraint. In our times of sorrow, we finally admit that we must turn to God for help. Remember, we were created for total dependency on God.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17

In humility, we make the immediate response to fervently pray and ask for God’s divine intervention. Knowledge of God’s promises during intense heartaches provide a foundation of hope. So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11. The result is receiving strength to move forward and to keep going. God guarantees His words can never fail, nor could they ever be empty promises.

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19. God promises to heal our brokenness while preparing us to receive our reward of eternal life. When we faithfully pray despite our challenges, placing complete faith and trust in God, we receive comfort, hope and strength from the Holy Spirit.

Trusting God through the bad and the ugly builds resilience and perseverance. Through the arid desert of trials and sorrows, there is a river flowing bringing the goodness, peace, and joy from Jesus Christ.

Lo, I am with you always, even until the end of the world. Matthew 28:20

Prayer: God, we come to you, not feeling our best. Still, we place our faith and trust in you. Heal our brokenness and give us strength to endure through our trials. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. © 2021 Sonya Johnson, Faithful Fishers Ministry

Author: steps2successwithspiritualsolutions

I am a Woman of God who desires to provide spiritual guidance to those in mental, emotional, and spiritual distress. Many of us have experienced a devastating life event within the past three years. If so, then we share something in common. My life restarted in 2020. And my healing journey lasted for 16 months. It takes courage, perseverance, faith, and trust in God to restructure and build a new life. Yet, in Isaiah 43, verses 1-3, God promises us that we will never be alone. We can have the assurance that God is with us in every stormy hardship. Pray daily and pray often. Study the Bible. The Scriptures are a Love Letter from God to those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior. You will receive comfort, knowledge, and wisdom. God says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3. Be blessed in Jesus' name. Amen. By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, with a passion for helping others overcome the obstacles in their lives. I am a writer of Devotionals, Romantic Poetry, and Research Articles. The recent development of Mentoring and launching as a Motivational Speaker has prompted me to address real-life issues for women from a spiritual perspective.

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