the Gypsy Mama. This week Lisa-Jo's blog has been having some issues so we're linking up on her Facebook page instead. Our writing prompt for this week is BROKEN.
I like to think of myself as strong and capable. Maybe it's the Norwegian genes that I inherited. Or maybe it's because I suffered as a child sitting on the sidelines before my heart surgery. I was determined to be strong and capable, not having to depend on anyone but myself. After all, I didn't want to be hurt and disappointed.
I work hard. I give my best in all I do. Isn't that enough?
But life happens. We don't live in a cocoon after all. We are impacted by others. Challenges and trials came my way.
Everything changed in the last three years. My life as I knew it became different in so many ways. I felt broken. I didn't know what to do. I came to the end of myself.
That became the beginning of a new adventure. Instead of looking to self, I began to look to God. I began to depend on Him to supply me with what I needed. He became my strength and my anchor in the valley of difficulty. In my brokenness, I discovered that He is the One to turn to.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Blessings and love,