One thing I’ve noticed is that the Lord’s plans for our lives often differ from our own. We start off in one direction only to have the door slam shut and another entirely different path open up. The Lord truly does move in mysterious ways.
AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Often He takes us down roads we never would have chosen or anticipated for ourselves. Events happen in our lives that totally reshape who we are and how we view life. Tragedy, loss, unexpected changes, new opportunities. God uses the events of our lives to mold us and draw us into a deeper relationship with Him.
In my debut historical romance novel, Under This Same Sky, my main character, Becky Hollister, discovers this when tragedy strikes her family, turning her world upside down. Her anguish causes her to question God’s power and authority and to ask why He allows bad things to happen. Yet the Lord doesn’t leave her there. Instead, He leads her on an unexpected journey that garners rekindled faith and renewed hope.
The novel’s key verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Under This Same Sky allows readers to walk alongside Becky as she journeys from the depth of anger and bitterness to acceptance and understanding.
THE LORD WALKS BESIDE US
Though we may never fully comprehend why God allows pain and difficulties to infiltrate our lives, we can know for certain He loves us and is able to work all things for our good when we submit to His will. No matter what we go through in life, we have the comfort in knowing the Lord walks beside us.
~ When have you sensed the Lord’s presence during a difficult time in your life? I’d love to hear about it.
Cynthia Roemer’s PRAIRIE SKY SERIES: Stories of faith and resilience on the Midwest prairie Inspirational Historical Romance
UNDER THIS SAME SKY ~ BOOK ONE
UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES ~ BOOK TWO
UNDER MOONLIT SKIES ~ BOOK THREE