Struck Down again…But Not Destroyed!

We have all heard the saying, “What doesn’t kill you only makes you Stronger”


YES, Stronger!


How is that even possible when one’s heart has been completely crushed and shattered and emotions are all over the place?!

Especially if the heartbreak comes out of nowhere and things don’t seem to add up or make any sense and life as one has known it to be, has been completely flipped upside down?!

Where and How can one find strength when they are weakened by life-altering events?!

Strength is found only by Surrendering to the Father and allowing Him to handle what we can’t. He supplies Supernatural Strength when our own strength has been compromised through traumatic experiences.

Strength has a way of emerging during trials because of an inner coping mechanism called Resilience, which God designed and placed inside each one of us. When we surrender everything into His Hands, He activates our inner strength and thus begins the process of developing character through endurance and perseverance, leading to HOPE and JOY! Yes, even JOY!!

When we are finally in a place where we can look back, after-the-fact, then we are able to recognize that God had our back from the very beginning, to the bitter end, and everything in between, thus producing Strength for the next battle that is to come. Trust me, more will come!

It still blows my mind when I look back and see the resiliency and Hope I have developed over the years in light of all the traumatic events & experiences I have been through in life.

Here lately, I have managed to hold it together despite being separated for the last 4 months from my husband of 12 years. It has been an adjustment on so many levels, but it’s actually been a lot easier than I thought it would be. It hasn’t always been a nice walk in the park, but it’s definitely been manageable.

All of the shifting and changes that had taken place over the last several years, leading up to this separation, is also what has made this transition more bearable in comparison to the other breakups from my past. I do have to admit though, this is the last thing I expected to be going through again, especially at my age. I’m not quite sure yet if this separation is just a temporary thing or if it will lead to something more permanent, but I do know that God is in control regardless of the outcome and I’m following His Lead!

When I look back at past relationships and experiences I’ve had, it’s any wonder I am still alive & thriving today.

The Goodness, Faithfulness & Amazing Grace of God has always been my Unfailing and Unlimited Source of Strength, Courage, Love, Joy, and Peace!

I could very easily swim in the pool of despair and misery, and allow all of the “things that have happened to me” to harden my heart, but I truly believe there is more Strength in Forgiveness.

I also understand that there is a Purpose in all of the pain. God surely hasn’t wasted a single event or forgotten a single tear shed through it all.

There are literally thousands of passages of scripture I use to gain Strength from.

here are just a few…


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