A few weeks ago, we were hit with one of those series of events where it felt like everything you’d worked for came to a crashing halt. We were hit on every front from health issues to financial fallout. All I wanted to do was fix it. I spent hours trying to figure out a plan that would get us past the clouds suddenly obscuring our life. Guess what, I couldn’t fix it.
But God could.
The thing is, He didn’t do it right away and He didn’t fix every problem.
God is not our own magical Fix it Felix.
As I journeyed through this dark valley, I was reminded that God is always with us. It’s a fact I’ve known for years but I think I’d begun taking it for granted. You see, I have a tendency to get myself into situations where I become overwhelmed. I put too much emphasis on my ghostwriting work, which leads me to accept too many jobs, which leads to burnout, which leads me to not wanting to work at all. Yet I still panic when I’m not working and then repeat the cycle by accepting multiple jobs.
It’s called balance, and I’m a teeter-totter that has never figured out how to get it all measured out so that I don’t keep banging into the ground.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS by Suzanne Woods Fisher, a contemporary Christian romance about a woman who finds herself out of work and struggling to find even a sliver of happiness.
The more I read, the more I connected with Callie. It’s not that I don’t have happiness. I do, but some of the other stuff that Callie experienced felt like it had been taken right from the pages of my life. I love when God reaches me through books. Sometimes it’s through my own, and other times books like this come to me at the perfect time for a God nudge that says, “See. I’m here. It’s going to be okay. You don’t need to know the minute details of what I’m doing. Trust that I’m here.”
Anyone else ever had God reach you through a book? What did He reveal to you?