Clearly, the Together Blog Team is enjoying a little too much summer relaxation because we forgot to post this past Monday! But we still have great material in store for you. Check back Monday for a new post and forgive our memory lapse. We hope you’re enjoying your summer too!
Often we Christian pilgrims hear from the Lord in unique and precious ways as we go through deep valleys, difficult trials, and dark times. It’s not so much a lifeline thrown to us from God as it is His lifeblood pulsing through our minds and souls as we walk on and keep going. Through trial, our awareness of God and His kingdom is sharpened.
This past COVID year, in particular, I’ve experienced an uptick in my sensitivity to the Lord and His deep love for me and all of humanity.
I have been asked to share with you how God met me in the busyness and trials of this past year. There has been just that: both added busyness and unexpected trials. To be authentic with you, I will admit that I have not been a model Christian this past year. In my busyness, I neglected regular disciplines of prayer and failed, yet again, in my Bible reading plan. Nonetheless, God proved faithful to this inconsistent daughter and was consistently near and teaching me.
Hello, my name is Linda Brooks, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my testimony of how God met me in a year of isolation.
So, no one would disagree that 2020 was a very challenging year!
But before there was a 2020, I encountered a life-changing 2019 by the sudden death of my only son, my only child, Michael Brooks of 39 years. I had the amazing honor of being called his mom, and my life was and is forever changed.
What a wonderful time we shared a little over a week ago at our women’s breakfast. Besides Jared’s encouraging teaching from his book, A Bright Tomorrow, we heard testimonies from three women about how God met them in the isolation, busyness, and trials of the past year. So many of you have commented on these testimonies that we decided to post there here on the blog over the next three weeks. We also announced several…