My life has been transformed by the power and grace of God.
I no longer spiral in stress, despair, anxiety, resentment and heartbreak. I no longer hustle and strive each day to prove my worth. I know, with no doubt, that am loved and worthy. Today, I am alive and content, and experiencing joy in the deepest part of my cells. And, despite all that is going on in the world, I have no fear of the future. BECAUSE JESUS.
For in my hospital room, as doctors and nurses worked to keep my brain tissue from dying after my brain aneurysm rupture / subarachnoid hemorrhage stroke Jesus appeared to me. I saw Him standing in my CCICU room like a general in command of an army. He wore black combat boots, and kept his back to me, and I was overcome with the KNOWING that all would be well. Jesus was fighting for me. He was in control.
In the years since that happened, He has continued to test my faith, and has stayed with me, always rewarding my trust in Him.
This faith journey has been the greatest gift of my life. In the years since my "brain event", God has undone all the trauma of my past, and given me peace that surpasses my comprehension. My mind and body feel fresh, NEW, healthy, and strong. I feel supernatural love, companionship and courage.
And, I am so pleased to share all of it with you in my upcoming memoir "The Making of a Pearl" with @westbowpress.
If you could KNOW what I KNOW!
I am still working on my manuscript, and am committed to learning how to be a best-selling writer. This morning, as I prayed for my work and my readers, I got the sense that Jesus was reaching out His hand to me - and to YOU.
He is the Lord who calls us to walk on water.
Nothing is impossible with God.
Let's get out of the boat.
He will rescue us if we become afraid, but we just might be astounded with the power that He gives us when we step out and reach for Him.
He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying "Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
And Jesus said to him, "If you can!
All things are possible for one who believes."
(This is a graphic I created to pray for my book. The actual cover is TBD by my publisher.)