One Heck Of A Year

One Heck Of A Year

I have never needed God more than I have this past year. I’m going to be totally honest and tell you that this past year has been quite a challenge. I have been a Christian for 40 years and nothing has rocked me like this last year. We had a situation in our lives that came out of left field. I’ve always felt that there are warnings before challenging situations but I can honestly say after a year of going over every detail and asking the Holy Spirit to reveal all things…nothing!  The tragic situation blindsided us.  This is where our defining moment came. We had a choice to make. Freak out or trust God. The beauty of Christianity is that we always have a choice.

My first choice was to trust God and no other.  Sounds simple—things we as pastors’ wives preach every day. We are anointed to preach it, but we still have to live it every day like everyone else. There have been so many times over the past year that God has proven His faithfulness over and over. Trust is sometimes easier said than done. Over the past year, there would be some victories in our situation as well as setbacks. I learned to manage my emotions. I felt prompted to not go crazy over the victories and not get down over the setbacks. I was to stay steady—filter everything through Philippians 4:8: Think on those things that are pure, lovely, praiseworthy and of good report. I became disciplined like an Olympic athlete at what I let filter through my mind to my heart. That’s a choice! I stopped well-meaning people that wanted to “talk” about the situation. I just wanted to know what God’s Word said about it. Are you feeling me?

Well, it’s been exactly a year since September 21st, and we are still dealing with the situation. What I can tell you is that God is faithful! I can’t change what happened, but I can change and I have.  I’m better because of it. I’m stronger, more determined than ever to fulfill God’s purpose on my life and to help hurting people.

God says He will turn bad situations around for good. Are you in the middle of a bad situation?  God is faithful to see you through it. Cling to God like never before. Filter everything through the Word of God and STAND!!

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous will run to it and are safe.”


See you under the tower,

Sandy Scheer