Thankful Thrusday-Storms

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"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. Isaiah 54:4

On June 4, 1994, I married the man I thought I would spend my the rest of my life with, but 11 years and two children later, I was a divorced single mom. I was broken, devastated and afflicted. describes afflicted as "to distress with mental or bodily pain; trouble greatly or grievously." I am not happy or proud to say that I allowed this affliction to take over my life. For the past four years, my life has been a continuous hurricane season without any preparation or evacuation. I ignored all warnings from God and others and allowed Satan to take the storms and knock me down even past my foundation.
BUT TODAY (the day that would have been my 15th wedding anniversary) I am thankful for it all!!!!! Without the storm, I would have never been rebuilt into the person I am today. God has rebuilt my foundations and added stronger walls to help me become more of the woman and mother He had in mind in the first place. I am thankful that I am on my way to His plans and am excited about what the future He has prepared for me holds. Bring on the turquoise and sapphires!!!!!!!