I love getting the seedling idea for my weekly devotion early in the week. Sometimes I get the topic and start jotting down notes as early as Saturday mornings; sometimes I feel the topic move me early in the week which causes me to pray on it for a few days.
I actually have two topics for this week’s blog being tossed around in my mind. One has to do with anxiety and the other is sharing a current experiment I am having with my sugar intake. Both topics interest me so I honestly couldn’t decide which one was stronger on my heart for this week.
Recovering from Domestic Abuse
Regardless of when the thought starts being formulated, Wednesday nights are the final “need to finalize the blog” night. I can’t remember the last Wednesday night I’ve prepared dinner!
But I didn’t write a blog post last night; I barely jotted down some notes. Instead, my 24-year-old son wanted to talk with me. I knew when he asked me “if I had a moment” there was something on his mind; I knew when I said “sure” there was a 95% chance today’s blog wasn’t going to be written.
But I said “yes, I’d love to talk.” And, a few hours later I smiled and hugged him so tightly.
As I prayed last night and again this morning during my devotion time, I couldn’t find words strong enough to express my gratitude and gratefulness. Throughout all the yuck my kids and I have navigated through, we are still in this together.
I love my time with my readers on Thursdays! It felt strange to not post something today; it also felt strange to just throw something together for the sake of putting words on a piece of paper.
Sharing my journey has always been about providing hope. My journey is full of examples that God delivers on His word and that God can bring good out of the horrors we’ve experienced.
So, today’s post is a simple insight of hope from my world last night. God does restore relationships; God does fix situations to bring out the best; and God does follow through on His promises.
I pray a touch of hope brings a little calmness to your day,
Hi, I'm Sue
Welcome to my blog! I served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service while enduring brutality and abusiveness in my twenty-one year oppressive marriage. Today I'm happily married and have three children who are my inspiration and motivation.
My goal is to help combat the lies of abusers with the truth of God. I hope you find my words to be healing and helpful through your own life experiences.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn't make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn't release me from the grip of his brainwashing control and the innate power he had on me.
Read the full raw story in my new book, Rock Bottom and Faithless.