Do you ever come across a song that seems to have been written just for you? Or, do you ever turn the radio on and feel like God orchestrated the song that was playing right at that moment so that He could speak directly to you? Those are the moments when God feels so near, so personal, aren’t they? This happened most recently for me with Skillet’s song, Stars from their latest album, Unleashed. The very first time I heard it I was right in the thick of those dark months I wrote about here where I was questioning God’s love for me. It was beautiful, and the words made me weep!
I’ve always been fascinated by Joseph’s story, but in recent years I feel like I’ve seen more and more each time I’ve read it that I just hadn’t ever noticed before. Isn’t that one of the most wonderful things about the Word of God? It is alive! I can spend the rest of my life reading the same stories over and over again and I will find something new, something relevant to where I am at that moment each time! Here are a few things that about 30 years of reading the story of Joseph have taught me.
As our story continued, we decided a therapeutic separation would serve us well in our journey to healing. In this very raw post, I poured my heart out on the night my husband moved out. I had no idea what was going to come next. But God…
God helped me realize that I am not in control of my husband’s recovery. It’s out of my hands. I have to surrender to Him and trust my love into His care.
I’ve struggled to believe God could really love me for most of my life. If you too battle the lie that tells you you’re unlovable, this story is for you.
This is the darkest chapter of our story. In this chapter, the full force of my love’s sexual addiction hit our marriage like a tsunami, sweeping our world out from under us! But God…
Our story continues through the middle years of our marriage. The monster of sexual addiction hadn’t yet come into full view, and life just kept on rolling.
Every story has a beginning, and this is ours. Like most stories, ours starts out pretty great! The early years were good years. The pain that loomed many chapters in still remained hidden. These were the years that laid the foundation for everything that has come after.
This is where it all started. When His Dearly Loved Daughter was created in January of 2017, this is the bio I wrote to explain who I was, and why I chose the name Esther Hosea.