There are many days that I think, "if only, if only things were different... if only so and so did this or that things wouldn't be this way...there wouldn't be soooo much hurt!"
I have made judgments on the choices of others. I used to find myself thinking that I would do things differently. Truth is, until we walk through it, not one of us knows how we handle any specific tragedy.
Too often my inbox has emails from broken and hurting women. Porn, divorce, betrayal, abuse...hurting and rejected women and children. It can become overwhelming and discouraging.
But today I picked up a book my daughter gave me. The words on a page jump out at me, highlighted in yellow crayon.
"Just that maybe...maybe you don't want to change the story, because you don't know what a different ending holds.... There is a reason I am not writing the story and God is. He knows how it all works out, where it all leads, what it all means.....I don't. ...Maybe...I guess...it's accepting there are things we simply don't understand. But He does." One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, page 21.
Although I do not know what this day holds, I trust the One Who does.
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