Thursday, December 2, 2021


Life was cruising along. There were some bumps and hills every now and again, that is to be expected of course. We were never promised an easy life. But nothing knocked us off course. Until, well, until it did knock me off course.

The last three years have brought multiple losses; my mother-in-law, my grandfather, one of my very best friends, my grandmother, and others. Losses that shook me to my core. The last few years also have taken my once inseparable family and tore us apart. Life today sure doesn't look like what I experienced or imagined just a few short years ago.

Losing loved ones is never, ever an easy thing. Yes, we are grateful they are no longer in pain. Yes, we are so happy they are with Jesus. But we are left with an gaping hole. Memories that sometimes bring a smile and yet other times bring us to our knees. Hoping and praying they knew how much we loved them.

A family that once loved being together and always had each other's backs -and fronts, and sides- now with a wedge the size of an ocean in the middle. Blaming others and never thinking that everyone was actually wrong. Not wanting to put the past in the past and move forward in love. Not caring at all to fix it.

The last few years have hit me hard. Disrupted everything I knew and loved about life. Brought me to a place I never imagined I would be.

Throughout all the pain, all the loss, all the anger, all the bitterness, all the sadness, and all the tears, I have learned so much about who God is and who I am in Him. I have learned that through everything that comes my way, I can still trust in an Almighty God who is right by my side every step of the way.

In their new book Divine Disruption, Tony Evans -with his four children, Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, and Jonathan Evans- shares, "Sometimes God allows discomfort and distress because He wants us to move in close to Him." In the past few years of loss and struggle, I have moved in so much closer to God, and to my husband.

Tony and his children openly share of the losses and battles their family faced over such a short time. They teach us how to hold onto our faith through all the heart breaks that come. Chrystal says, "If you get rid of God, you still have your problems." So much truth. The problems will be there, so why not find a way to God and live the problems through a faith rooted in Him!

In Divine Disruption, you’ll walk away with insights on:
Why bad things happen despite a good and powerful God
Persevering in difficult times and experiencing God’s peace
What causes distress in your life—and how to move past it
How to keep your faith from being damaged during tough times 

Divine Disruption is a powerful book from the Evans family. The book is written in a style where you feel like you are literally sitting at the kitchen table with them just chatting. You'll cry. You'll turn your head heavenward and say, "Oh dear Jesus please help." You'll feel God near. And most important, you'll learn how to find faith even throughout life disruptions.

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