Life On the Scrap Heap

_DSC0125A couple of weeks ago while I was sharing with the God Chicks, a group of

women that I lead, we were studying the topic: “Does Jesus really work in the

struggles of life?” I was reminded to share with the gals how tangled my life

felt 35 years ago. I seemed to have no control over the messy, complicated

circumstances I was going through, and I felt like I had been thrown onto the

scrap heap of life.

Drowning in a pool of grief, sorrow, shame, and despair, I would come up

for air, only to be pushed back down by yet another wave of circumstances

beyond my control.

Today I know I can resist my natural tendency toward a fear that leads to all

kinds of unhealthy behavior. Instead, I turn to God’s Word for guidance and


“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans for hope and a

future!” Jeremiah 28:11

Mary Z.