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Torrie is a writer, speaker, executive assistant, wife, and mom. As a biracial Puerto Rican American, Torrie understands what it means to wonder where you fit in. She is passionate about using her words to help others embrace their divine diversity. She loves living in Las Vegas with her family.

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  1. I had three miscarriages, and I understand and remember the finality of the realization that the pregnancy had ended. I can still get teary-eyed and mourn those I lost, even though I have been blessed with three healthy children. I remember praying the same way as the author of this story. God pulled me through, and He has given me the privilege of helping friends as they endured a miscarriage. Thank you for a powerful read!

  2. Amen. Life is hard BUT GOD is good. I’m sorry for your loss. I rejoice with you the gain of learning “God is good. Period.” Oh & the sweet friend that prayed & cried over you. May we all have & be that friend to others!

    • Yes! God is so good. He didn’t answer the cry of my heart the way I wanted, but He did give me a glimpse of his love and care through my friend. So incredibly thankful for her during this specific season of life. Life you said, may we be that friend to others.

  3. I’m in the midst of one of those seasons. I lost my best friend to a long battle with breast cancer about 8 months ago. I feel a bit lost and abandoned by God. I don’t exactly know what to hope for or pray for.

    • I lost my best friend to cancer 29 years ago. You get use to that person not being physically with you but you never stop missing your friend. Try to remember your friend will always be with you in spirit just as Jesus is. Pray that her soul is at peace and that you may find that same peace. We grow through our losses if we allow ourselves to.

      Stand strong but cry as much as you need to.

    • Denise, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. I understand the sense of loss and abandonment well. I’m reminded of Romans 8:26, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Sometimes we don’t have the words. All we have left are sobs. In those moments, God still sees; He hears; He knows.
      Praying for you as you lean into Him to be your healing.

  4. When my son was a Marine and stationed in Iraq, I prayed Eph 11-18 daily. I could visualize him putting his gear and protection on. When he was KIA I was so saddened and angry that God hadn’t brought him home safely. Anger is part of grief and I was angry at God for three years. I wondered if He would strike me down but God doesn’t respond like that. I had many friends who would lift me up in prayer since I had a difficult time praying or worshiping. I did attend a Bible study and it was at the end when Beth Moore said, “when I put on my helmet of salvation” I realized that my prayers had been answered, just not in an earthly way.
    My son did know Jesus as his savior and was with Him instantly in death. It was a Holy Spirit moment and my anger left and never returned. It has not been an easy journey but knowing I will see him again has eased the pain.
    God understands our pain and never turns away. It takes time to heal but He is walking this heartache with us.

    • Thank you to you and your family for your sons service. I am saddened he did not return home to you but peaceful that he returned home to God. May you always find peace in your heart.

    • Oh friend, thank you for your vulnerability in sharing your story. Grief looks different for each of us. The time frame for each season of grief looks different. Some stay disillusioned longer, some angry, some heartbroken. Isn’t God sweet to walk us through at our speed. He doesn’t push or condemn. He sits, patiently holding us, loving us through each moment.

      • Yes, God is very sweet….He doesn’t ever turn away or get frustrated with our humanness. I’m so thankful
        for His love and peace.

  5. I wish I had friends who prayed for me. I have been struggling with my faith ever since Florence hit NC in 2018. For almost four years my family and I have hit every roadblock, challenge, that can happen. It’s disheartening and I’m having such a hard time in believing that Good even hears me anymore.

    • God hears you and he is working for your good even when you don’t see it or feel it. Remember Christ example of preserving and accepting the path set before you. It will lead to a better place when you allow yourself to see the personal growth gained through hardship.

      Pray the serenity pray daily and stay focused on each moment of the day and you will find signs that God loves you.

    • Amber, I’ve been there too. Recently, I found myself in one of the darkest spaces. I’d come to a place where I felt there was no longer a reason to pray since God was going to do what He wanted anyway. From the looks of it, He didn’t listen to me anyway, so what was the point. Then I read a book, ‘Angry Conversations with God.’ The title drew me in. God used it to meet me right where I was. He used it to show me my expectations of Him had been wrong. I prayed expecting Him to show up my way in my time. What he revealed is that I needed to hold my will/plan loosely. I had to deal with the series of disappointments I held in my heart for all the times He didn’t show up that way I wanted Him to.
      God does love you. He does hear your prayers and He is fight for you, even on the days when it doesn’t feel like it. Praying for you & your family.

  6. Dear God be with all of the
    Broken Hearts today!
    Help us to Love them with
    Your Love through the Holy
    Spirit … Help us to always
    Remember that people we
    Meet along the way need a
    A kind word and a Smile!
    Sandy

  7. Your words echo the cries of my heart so many years ago. Thank you for capturing the pain felt by all of us who have suffered pregnancy loss in such a poignant way.

  8. Torrie,

    God never promised an easy life down here. He said we would have trial & tribulations. But take heart for He has overcome this world. He is a loving, caring Father. who never abandons His children. He is with us every step of our journey. When we hurt He hurts. Jesus wept when He saw Mary & Jews with her weeping over Lazarus’ death. He has heartfelt compassion for us. His goodness isn’t dependent on anything we could do. It’s simply because He loves us that much!!

    Blessings 🙂

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