You have a story, years of life that led you to wondering and hoping in God. Ten years ago, I was angry and confused. Trauma ruled in my mind and emotions. I can talk about it now, but it was hard then. I almost lost my first son, Luke, during childbirth and felt a mix of guilt, shame, anxiety, and fear afterward. Add on a dose of post-partum depression and future miscarriages and you’ve got a pretty broken spirit. I was angry at God for letting all that happen. But I also was desperate for Him to be real and really meet me in my pain.
That’s where I was. God opened my heart to His word. I read the New Testament cover to cover, and He rebuilt my ideas of who He is and who I am because of His love.
Hebrews 1:3 teaches us that Jesus “is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. “
When you read Scripture and examine Jesus in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, you will find the EXACT IMPRINT of your Heavenly Father. You will hear His voice reminding you that He heals, He provides, He saves, He cares, He restores, and He stays.
I don’t know what you’re going through, but I know God wants to talk you through it. Read your Bible. Seek Jesus. And when He restores your soul like He did mine, look around you and tell others your story.
I was so incredibly honored that my pastor asked me to speak at church this past Sunday. You can watch it HERE.
Your friend in Christ,
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Andrea Chatelain’s mission is to meet women in their struggles and love them forward with God’s truth. She’s a Midwest mom of three, faith and family writer, and English instructor to immigrants and refugees.
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