"I would find myself in different places surrounded by ones who loved me; yet aching inside with loneliness and fear—two things I had never ever really dealt with in my life. It wasn’t until I became a mom that these things tried to fiercely attack my heart, my mind, my life. *
Depression was just waiting and ready for me to give into the lies about myself. The lies about my children. And ultimately the lies about the faithfulness and power of our God.
I have always known the power of God, but I can truly say I didn’t understand or comprehend the extension of His power in my own life.
I don’t think I had ever really personally felt I “needed” it. I’ve prayed for it for other people, but not specifically for myself. *
In my early stages of motherhood, I would find myself alone (with my newborn baby) in the late hours of the night, crying out in fear for my baby, for myself, but ultimately for the future. It was in those moments that our amazing God truly saturated me with His love. He reminded me of the scripture “...she is clothed with strength and dignity; she can smile without fear of the future.” The mornings that I didn’t want to get out of bed, He would remind me, “His joy is new every morning.” I have the honor to choose to receive that joy and to allow it to renew my mind--My heart-- My body! *
With the stable and gracious support of my amazing husband, parents, family, & friends, God continued to use His people as an extension to physically express His love to me and for me.
It was a process by which today I can stand strong, feeling renewed by the love of Christ. It’s a kind of love that only He can express and lavish us with. * No job, no money, no spouse, or no status can compare to this love. It is perfect! “Perfect love casts out all fear.” (1 John 4:18) *
I am far from perfect but am daily overwhelmed by a love that is perfect & a Heavenly Father that uses that love to drive out fear from my life!”-Hannah
Shout-out to ALL the busy peeps #makingtime
to take their #bestselves
out into the world – *whatever* that looks like for them!! 👊🏻Find your #selfcare
and hold on tight, ‘cause this world 🌎 will always keep us guessing and it’s #ONEthing
we can actually control. #amiright
?? GOOD — ‘cause sometimes I’m wrong, and I’ll take all the #smallwins
I can get! 😜 Catch my stories for a couple clips of today’s #workoutfromanywhere
Do you want to get involved with missions? Are you bilingual? Can you translate from English to French and/or French to English? If yes, we have a number of opportunities for you to serve the Discipleship Training School this autumn at YWAM Bridges of Life. Contact us for more info 😀