Your stories are the best way to be prepared to explain the hope that you have. Telling our stories is one of the most simple and powerful ways to share who God is and why we put our faith in Him. Whether it’s the story of how you came to follow Jesus, or of a way that God has helped you grow.
Our stories of victory, strength, and faith need to be told to encourage others, and at the same time our stories of pain, difficulty, and struggle need to be shared, too. We are real people with real problems, but we believe in a real God.
You have a story… it’s a unique story, and your story matters. In fact, you’ve got lots of stories. Some have happy endings, and some aren’t as neat and tidy. Other stories are in process and still being written.
But they’re all yours. And your stories are meant to be shared.
We questioned why God put the desire to be parents so heavily on our hearts if it wasn’t meant to be. We felt so alone. We had to remind ourselves daily that God has a plan for us. That we need to be patient.
Being away from my family for almost 22 weeks straight isn’t easy. I will be reunited with my family shortly… but through these times, it is my faith in my Father that keeps our family strong. Our faith in God has held us.