A few months ago, I was invited to speak at a women’s event hosted by the campus ministry that B works for. The organizer told me their theme for the evening was “transition” and asked me to speak about my experiences with a transition in my life.
Obviously, my life has changed considerably since I was in college but I couldn’t pinpoint one particular moment to speak about. Instead, I started thinking about our marriage and journey to becoming parents, especially our two babies that we didn’t get to meet. It might be a bit of a stretch but I am going to share our story for the first time in the context of “faith during crisis” or “how do you keep it together when everything is falling apart.” I’m scared of putting everything out in the open but I know that I am not doing these young women any sort of service but keeping these experiences to myself. They might not face the same set of crises or disappointments that we have but it is guaranteed that someone will lose a job they love, someone will suffer through losing a loved one, and some will walk alongside someone who is sick.
This is where you come in. I know I can speak for hours about how I felt and how I coped and how God has blessed me in the midst of struggling but I wanted to ask other women as well. What Bible verses spoke to you while you were struggling with crushing disappointment? Did you find a quite from a devotional book particularly encouraging? Between all of us, I know there is enough experience to fill books.