This last year and a half has been a true test of my faith. I have never faced such challenges in my life and I would like to say the trials in my life are over but they are still in process. Maybe soon I will share the various things that have gone on but for now, I’m still working through them. I’ve had many questions for God and also trusting that my spirit is connecting to him and I’m hearing him. Moment when I thought I was listening to him turned out to be misguided or my own ego stepping in the way. Thank gooodness there have been a couple of resources that I learned about during this journey that really helped me to get through it.
I thought I would share these resources with you in case you found yourself in a journey where you feel lost and you are looking for guidance but feeling like you’re not being heard. I know how that feels as I’ve been there. I hope these resources will uplift, encourage and envelope you.
Here are the 3 resources:
I don’t remember how I learned about She Reads Truth but I’m so glad I did. To share a little of my story, last year (as well as this year) I suffered a miscarriage. This was one of the most painful times in my life and really started the questioning I had. During this time, I came across this site and began receiving their devotionals daily. Those devotionals spoke to me as if God were speaking to me, which is what I needed at that moment to get me through something so painful and difficult. They are still a resource I use on a daily basis for my devotionals. I’m also so excited that they now have an app for iPhones so it makes it super easy to get my devotionals now.
I found out about Proverbs 31 Ministries from one of my friends on Facebook. She posted a quote from this resource and I had to check them out. The messages that come out are so timely and simple. They have a Podcast as well so you can listen to the devotions. It is another resource I use for devotionals as well.
I believe I found out about IF: on Instagram. I was curious to learn more so I visited their site and signed up for their newsletter. They send an email each day and I read the scripture we are studying and then they will have a video commentary about what we just read. The video never lasts more than 3 minutes so it is quick. It is awesome to really dive in to God’s word. They also have a podcast that is amazing. Another piece to this ministry is that they have the IF: Gathering. They hold it once a year and it looks like an amazing time. Next year’s event is already sold out.
I hope these resources are helpful to you and you can find comfort and peace by utilizing them. Of course nothing replaces the word of God but you can use these tools to enhance your understanding of the word.
If you have any tools that have helped you during a rough period in your life, please let me know. Leave a comment below. Also if you find yourself in a particular dark period in your life, I’d love to pray for you. Please feel free to reach out to me personally at angee at sheicjournals dot com.