I am currently doing the 3030 Challenge and today’s was one I felt the need to share on my blog.
Can you believe we only have TEN days left of the challenge?? It’s crazy!! Has it been something simple and easy to get into for you or has it been a struggle? Maybe a little of both? Would you do it again? If you’re just now interested in doing it it’s never too late! Scroll up and click on the link to begin and you can always follow along here.
Today’s scripture comes from Psalm 119:114 “God’s word gives us hope.”
The first thing that comes to mind is Holly LeBlanc. If any of you knew her and were able to go to her celebration of life, you all know where this is going. If not, her story is one to look into. (I’m going to make this short which will be extremely difficult, but I think she can tell her story better than I can. Click the link at the bottom for more.)
Her motto for life was “IT TAKES HOPE”. When she was a teenager, she was diagnosed with FA a rare disease that affected her body in so many ways. She struggled through years of trials and challenges that I am convinced I would never make through myself. However, she pressed on despite day after day of pain.
The thing is, she was the happiest, funniest, most loving soul I had ever met. Growing up around her was an obvious blessing and even just watching and listening to her journey the last few years has been beyond inspiring. Her energy and desire to keep on loving God despite everything that seemed against her is something I admire more than she knew.
She had hope beyond hope. She taught us all the significance of never giving up and simply having hope in Jesus as well as in the way he is carrying us through our own individual journies.
All I can say is she gave me a new, improved and much-needed definition and example of what hope is. And it’s not something you can find without the constant guidance of God and His Word.
Thank you, Holly… I bet if I listen I can hear your laughter from here!
Want to hear more of her story? Want to see a little bit of what Jesus looks like? Start here.
Until next time,
(God, I pray for whoever reads this that You use these words for their good and for their needs specifically. And that anything I might have said that does not align with Your Words and beliefs that You change it so that it does.)