Yesterday I met a stranger who is fed-up and utterly underwhelmed by his job. He said, “Sometimes I lose the will to live.”
I had no wise answer, no words of encouragement, even though I have been in those same shoes as well. But I made a comment and this person started laughing. And then I remembered, this is how God often comforts me.
For, “we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4) In my troubles God gives me laughter. A clumsy mistake with a funny antic. A sudden ACHOO in a silent library. Watching a duck skid on ice.
Each of us can pass on the comfort God gives us.
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On Unclipped Wings goes deep into the heart of what it means to be free. Can the manipulation of others, their forcefulness and psychological control, imprison us and tear away our freewill? Or can our hearts still beat with passion and joy?
No matter the circumstance, we do have a choice. We can always relate with God. No person, no society, no situation can stop us. Sure, it will be the battle of all battles, and our controllers may try to slay us emotionally, psychologically, and even physically, but there is a way through.
On Unclipped Wings is my testimony, for through my griefs I discover that God is true. And, even though my circumstances take a long time to change, I learn that I am no longer a victim, or even a survivor. With God I can thrive.
Available on Amazon as a paperback or e-book. Here is a link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eva-Leaf/e/B07ZMJXL8R?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1572790644&sr=1-1
(Front cover was updated in Sept 2021)
A few days ago I was formatting my testimony, getting it ready for possible self-publication. But, instead of pushing the SAVE button, I pressed PUBLISH by mistake. Oh, the panic, I wasn’t ready. I don’t mean the manuscript is unfinished. That was done years ago. I’m talking about my heart.
Yet, there are times when God lets these mistakes happen, because he knows that we will delay. He knows that we will sit there, and for me that meant wanting to get properly publishing, instead of doing it myself. But there is a verse that deeply encourages me, “‘Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?’ says the LORD. ‘Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?’ says your God. ‘Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her…'” (Isaiah 66:9-10)
So, REJOICE WITH ME! My story is unexpectedly born, and it is now ready for you to read.
(Front cover updated September 2021)