The winner of my book, An Untroubled Heart, is Carol Z!! CONGRATS, Carol. Please send me your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get your copy in the mail!
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Today, I’ve invited my friend, Wendy Blight to share about her new book, Hidden Joy In A Dark Corner. I’m honored to be on the same speaking team with Wendy at Proverbs 31 Ministries. However, I’m most honored to call her friend. Wendy has a heart after God’s heart. She is full of grace, feeds on God’s Word, and is a source of encouragement to me and those who serve along side of her.
Wendy’s story is one that will grip you, captivate you, and point you to the One who can restore both hope and healing.
Wendy, tell us about what you are doing today.
Today has been a typical day in the life of a mom! I woke up, made lunches, drove car pool, ran to the Y, spent some time on the computer, and arrived at a doctor appointment early only to wait 40 minutes! I spent the afternoon with my kids doing homework and making dinner. The best part of the day was having lunch with my husband and watching the season finale of 24!!
Wendy, you have a beautiful story about how God turns tragedy into triumph. Share your story with us.
Micca, just a few days after my college graduation, I was raped by a masked stranger hiding in my apartment. I spent many years angry at God, questioning God, wondering how God could have looked down from His throne in heaven and allowed what this man did to me. I finally came to a place where counseling, prescription drugs, and self-help books did not work. In a cry of desperation, I turned to my Bible. I asked God to show me why He allowed this man to rape me. After many years of living paralyzed by fear and being SO angry with God, I began amazing journey through God’s Word…a journey that brought me to where I am today.
How did you cling to hope during that time?
My Hope and healing came from one place and one place only….God’s life-changing, life-transforming Word.
At what point did you turn a corner and what role did God play in it?
My journey to healing and wholeness took about 20 years. But I have wonderful markers along the way where God showed me so clearly that He was right with me…teaching me, encouraging me, convicting me, and most of all loving me. My book, Hidden Joy, shares my story of healing.
What advice would you give to someone today who has been in a similar experience?
My advice is to surround yourself with godly friends who love you unconditionally and who know God’s Word. Dig into God’s Word with your questions. Invite Him into your pain and suffering and allow Him to do the work He has to do in your life. Trust Him!!
Wendy, is there anything else you’d like to share with us about your experience, God’s healing, etc…
I would love to invite anyone interested to join me for an on-line study that I am doing with my book, Hidden Joy. We will begin Wednesday, June 17th and go through the summer. To learn more about it, you can visit my blog at http://www.wendyblight.com/.
Micca, I live in the great city of Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband, Monty, and my two kids, Lauren (15) and Bo (11). My greatest passion is to teach women to understand the authority and power found in God’s Word. My greatest joy outside raising my family is spending time with women in Bible Study, growing together in the Word of God. These past few years, I have taught two different Bible studies in Charlotte and LOVED it! I also have the amazing privilege of serving on the Proverbs 31 Speaker Team. In February, Moody Publishing released my first book Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story.
Thank you, Wendy, for taking the time to share your story with us. I know many will be blessed.
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May the God of all comfort wrap each of you in His loving care today.