Sometimes the worst of times can be the best of times…..

It’s true. Sometimes when we are lonely, or in pain and despair, we are the most vulnerable to God’s presence.

It was true for me. It was through a sad and lonely divorce that I began to pray for comfort. I would lie in bed at night so alone. I remember a deep coldness and absolute fright. Fear. Why was I so afraid? It was in this state that I began to pray. I would ask God to send me His angels. Just one would be fine. I asked for an angel to be assigned to me. Send me “my” angel. I would imagine angels surrounding my bed. When I would have a friend in need, I would ask God to send one of my angels to comfort them …..but to please leave one for me.

That time turned out to be a new beginning for me. You see – He did come and He brought along a host of angels. He came to me and tenderly showed me that I was enough and could make it in life with the gifts and passions He had given me. He came to me and showed me that I had a purpose in this life and when I used my gifts to fulfill His purpose – a peace that transcends all understanding still comes over me. His angels showed up in the faces of friends and strangers who supported me, believed in me and cared about me for just who I was. I stopped trying to be thin enough, smart enough or pretty enough. I just started living to be me.

This time in your life, if you are in crisis – lonely – desperate – in absolute fear, remember that this could be the most wonderful turn of events in YOUR life too.

“….if you seek Him, He will be found by you…” 1 Chronicles 28:9

Be still. Ask Him to be close to you. Ask Him to draw you to Him. Feel His presence. Be open with your heart and listen.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46: 10

When you open your mind and become aware – you will know that He is near. Be quiet in His presence. Feel Him watch over you. And, in that very second – realize that while you may not know what is going to happen to you – you will absolutely know in your heart that you are going to be alright. I’m living proof.

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