Everyone has a story.
Stories of love and loss.
Stories of beauty and brokenness
Reality is…..in every one’s life there will be stories of both triumphs and tribulations.
So, what about you? What’s YOUR story? Are there things you’ve overcame? Things you’ve endured? Things that left scars. Things that humbled you? Things that changed you? Things that you STILL struggle with?
Could it be that God may have brought you through the very same circumstances that the lady you run into today is going through? She needs hope. She needs to know that she is not alone. You may be the answer to the prayers this sister has been praying…her heart cry for a friend who understands her, who really gets what it’s like to face what she is facing. Please, don’t be silent. Look deeper, past her smile and recognize the pain. Reach out to her. Love on her. Bring light to the darkness that surrounds her. She needs you. She needs you not just to give her a hug and tell her how sorry you are, she needs to hear YOUR story. There is something divine that happens as we share with a transparent heart what God has brought us through. As she hears how God transformed your brokenness to beauty, a flicker of hope ignites in the ashes of her heart. God may use that very moment to whisper to her wounded heart that Jesus desires to bring healing to her heart, as well.
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. 2 Cor 1:4