In Others’ Words: Honey
Writing that is almost laughable, considering that’s the thread woven through my novel, Catch a Falling Star, which releases May 7: What do you do when life doesn’t go according to plan?
Sometimes I keep pushing for Plan A. Sometimes I pull Plan B out of my back pocket. And sometimes . . . sometimes I settle.
You know what? None of those responses are the best way to respond to unplanned events (sometimes called “upheaval” in our lives).
Asking God how to handle the upheaval with grace, yes.
Leaning into the prayers of others, yes.
Ultimately acceptance, yes.
One thing that made the craziness — and the quite literal pain — of April easier to take? The words of kindness spoken by family and friends. The words of prayer. The words of hope. The words of reminder that God loves me, God’s “got” this (and he’s “got” me).
Walking in silence through all the unexpected moments this past month would have been . . . lonely. Defeating.
But the kind words of others made all the difference between continuing on or sitting on the side of the road and throwing a woe-is-me-party.
In Your Words: When has a kind word made a difference in your life? Do you have a favorite quote or Scripture that you like to share with someone when they’re hurting?
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