Happy Wednesday, and here's a little more inspiration from Sandy. This snippet comes from my romantic suspense novella Identity Theft. You can read it (and seven other fabulous stories!) for 99 cents in the Smoke and Mirrors Book Bundle.
“Some people would say something like Everything happens for a reason, or God won’t give you more than you can handle. But the truth is, God gives his people things they can’t handle every single day. It’s not fair. It’s not pleasant. It’s just life.”
“God is good,” Sandy continued. “We can’t ever doubt that. And his Word tells us he’ll work things out for our good if we love him. But that doesn’t keep bad things from happening. All these horrible events that have happened to you, those are bad. Still, we got to hold faith that God knows what he’s doing. He can make good come from all these tragedies. He will if you trust him.” She sighed. “I wish I could tell you more, sweetie. Wish I could give you all the answers. But here I am, hardly a crumb of wisdom to my name, and you’re probably starving for a whole loaf right about now.
“Cry as much as you need. Nothing cleanses the soul like prayer and a good sob. And don’t feel pressured to get over everything too soon either, hon. That’s the other mistake some folks make. Don’t rush the grieving period. I always like to picture my tears are the rain that’s gonna water the flowers God’s sending my way. He does that, you know, makes beauty out of our sorrow. Sometimes it takes longer than others."
Random Fact: I graduated number 11 in a high school class of about 350.
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