movingfrombrokentobeautiful

I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

How Do You Handle Illness?

How Do You Handle Illness?

I don’t like to sneeze and cough constantly, and I don’t like to blow my nose over and over. You ...

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The Mystery of the Missing Fleece Pants

The Mystery of the Missing Fleece Pants

Where did that pair of fleece warm-up pants go after I washed them? Why can’t I find them? Have you ...

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You Will Be Rebuilt

You Will Be Rebuilt

Holidays, loss of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, financial problems, a major move, building a new home, or a ...

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What Do You Do When Stress Strikes?

What Do You Do When Stress Strikes?

Have you ever had one of those days when you didn’t know whether to scream or to cry? Did you ...

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How Do You Look at a Setback?

How Do You Look at a Setback?

After the legal separation, I never wanted to say anything against my estranged husband in our son’s presence. After all, ...

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How Do You Handle Illness?

I don’t like to sneeze and cough constantly, and I don’t like to blow my nose over and over. You probably don’t either.

If you’re like me and have allergies, you don’t welcome spring. The thought of pollen in the air and my car covered with yellow pollen makes me want to stay inside or move to Florida. How about you?

Most of the medicines used for allergies have side effects that leave me sicker than the pollen does. So I can’t take them. I tried Tessalon on Friday and Saturday I had glassy eyes and felt hung over.

This past week I realized anger against God had crept in. Why did he allow me to have allergies and get sick from the pollen? Do you ever feel that way? Maybe you don’t have allergies, but you have cancer or diabetes. Perhaps you suffer from migraine headaches or some other illness. How do you handle it?

When the anger crept in, my joy slipped away. I no longer smiled and laughed. Little things irritated me. What happens when anger enters your life?

I realized I had a choice. I could continue to feel anger and self-pity or I could confess my sin and ask God to restore the joy of his salvation. I chose the latter.

Although the physical symptoms remain, God has restored the joy of his salvation. I can smile and laugh again. I look forward to heaven where sickness will no longer exist.

Psalm 51:12: Restore to me the joy of your salvation.”

Dear God, I don’t like to be sick. Please help me get through this illness. Amen.

Application: What day this week will you confess your anger or pity party to God?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega April 20, 2015

The Mystery of the Missing Fleece Pants

Where did that pair of fleece warm-up pants go after I washed them? Why can’t I find them? Have you ever looked for lost laundry and wondered where that one sock or some other item disappeared? For three weeks, I looked for a pair of fleece warm-up pants. I went through the laundry basket three…Continue Reading

You Will Be Rebuilt

Holidays, loss of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, financial problems, a major move, building a new home, or a family crisis can leave us worried or emotionally drained. Earlier today, a woman talked to me about the death of her seventeen-year-old daughter. I grieved for her and her husband in the loss of their…Continue Reading