I know what it’s like to experience real heartbreak after unexpected news falls on your ears. In that instant, your life takes a turn in the opposite direction from which you were headed. You feel as if someone has kicked you in the stomach and knocked the breath out of you. The terrible news leaves you feeling weak, sick and helpless. The pain is heart wrenching. You haven’t any strength to endure.
That’s when the supernatural strength of God infuses your body. That’s when God’s goodness and mercy illuminates the darkness that surrounds you. It’s when you need God most and he shows up through acts of goodness and mercy.
Such was the case with me when I lost my spouse to a tragic accident. (Read my story here)
I needed God and he made himself real. It was his goodness and mercy that carried me, comforted me and provided for my son and me. And his goodness and mercy is available to you too.
You may have stopped by my blog today because you read my cover story, Discovering God’s Goodness and Mercy, in our July issue of P31 Woman. (Read article here) Maybe you just happened to come across my site. Either way, I want you to know God is there. He cares about you and your situation.
God also knows exactly where you are. He has not forgotten you. God is aware of your circumstances and he is not surprise, but in control. God sees a thousand tiny little connections to what you’re experiencing. He sees the big picture and has your best interest at heart.
I encourage you to look for acts of goodness and mercy in your situation. Seeing God at work, often through other people, brings comfort and melts fear. God’s hand is in those little things… a card in the mail, a hug from a friend, and offer to help out.
Let’s encourage one another. Share in the comment section how goodness and mercy showed up just when you needed it most. I’d love to read your story.