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Your heartache is someone else’s hope. If you make it through, somebody else is going to make it through. Tell your story. – Kim McManus

You can work hard to find me, search pages in your Bible, soak up my truth, study scripture and memorize passages until you know them by heart. But I want you to know me by heart, says the Lord. He wants us to know that the women and men in the Bible, daughters and sons, were his children whom he loved and pursued and wanted to be with, just like he wants to do with us. Their stories, their mistakes, their trials, are similar to ours.

You are the centre of the story, and you get to decide, so much, of what happens. You get to work with the Father in the shaping of your story, the rise and fall of the details of your life.

No, you don’t have control over it all. No, you can’t change the setting sometimes, or the other characters with whom you interact. Sometimes the Lord bring those people and these events into your life, for you to see him more. You have a say in what you do within the story. You have a say in whom you love and whom you don’t love, in where you go and what you do with your time.

Oh, your story, do you see it written out? Do you see his fingerprints upon the page? The Lord looks at all the good that has happened all the places in you where he wants to bring hope, all the places in that still need healing, still need freedom. There are places in you where you still need to see where he was, how he loved you in each place of heartache, disappointment, and pain.

So, let him show you the story of your life through my eyes. For he has some new things to show you, some rises and falls you have not yet seen and it’s good. I will show you the places where I come, with my presence and my hope and my love, to make it good.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


Written by Dr Charisse le Roux