Whether you have experienced the pain of “the worst,” know someone who did, or have only read about it, tragedy and trauma cut deep.  Sadness creeps about the soul, looking for a place to latch.

The reality is that emotional war is as ferocious as any battle of guns and swords. Its shadows and darkness try to overcome the Light of Christ, and to rob you of the pure, unblemished joy Jesus intends for you. Unlike physical battles, in this one you can choose to be victorious when you believe that an abundant life at the hand of the Savior awaits.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”  John 8:12 NLT

The Light remains “at the ready,” challenging the darkness and winning. When I first read the faith of Holocaust survivor, Corrie Ten Boom, I thought “this can’t be true.” How did she forgive those who kept her in a flea-ridden, filthy prison. But she did because forgiveness set us free from the enemy. 

She chose to turn her mind to the goodness ahead.

When the worst happens in the life of a child of God

the best remains, and the very best is yet to be.”      Corrie Ten Boom

This year I faced cancer, multiple setbacks, and then a mini-stroke. But looking back, I cannot remember a day that The Light did not shine hope to me.  What are you facing today?  Until we enter heaven, there will be trauma, betrayal, and pain.  But more abundantly there will be love, dreams and hopes for the future, and tremendous joy as we worship together. I believe that is why Jesus said, “Pray like this…’OUR Father…’”  Not “My Father”  He wants us to gather to pray with one another.   

She Loves Out Loud Global on November 5th will gather to pray and share inspiring, biblical messages across all 6 Continents with 1 Heartbeat.  You do not want to miss this historic day!  

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PRAY TODAY:  “Lord, the storms of life seem to be blowing against me. Help me to believe that You have “a future and a hope” for me.  Lead me to the wisdom of Your Word; fill my heart and mind with your goodness and promises. I believe in Your provision; help my unbelief.  Even in this swirling doubt, I know that your love is sure and unconditional; that you will never forsake me; that your mercies are new every morning.  I need you Lord Jesus, I need you.”

Always Expect Amazing,

Diane Strack, Founder and President