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Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. Dearest Bonnie
    This speaks to me in so many ways. It speaks to my heart and I can totally identify with what you have said. I can hardly wait for your book to arrive!! You are truly a blessing to so many of us.

  2. Thank you for such comforting thoughts. I recently had to throw away a treasured coffee mug that I had broken in so many pieces I could not put it back together. It was pottery from a favorite store where I lived and it was a gift. I held on to it for weeks but in the end, I had to let it go. I feel like that broken mug at times. But thinking of how God completes us gives a positive perspective on this feeling of brokenness.

  3. Bonnie,

    The pandemic has hurt & broken people in many ways. Our plans have fallen through, life changes, more stress & many weary souls. Jesus gives us a remedy in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. or my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” When life hits hard & you don’t know what to do or which way to turn-go to God. Give Him all your heavy burdens & let Him heal your weary souls & ive you the rest you need.

    Blessings 🙂

  4. Perfect article for me today as physically my life has changed. I am thankful for this truth, a wonderful reminder of God’s love.

  5. Excellent Ms. Bonnie. I am in total agreement with you. In my life I thought everything was to go according to plan. But since that is no longer the case. I find myself growing closer to God by giving Him control over everything in my life. Today I am at peace because I know the one who can do far better than I ever could in life. He has given me so much more. I am so thankful to Him and to you for writing such a beautiful article in times like these. We all must trust Him. He is so good and His mercy is every lasting

  6. This is so beautiful and timely Bonnie. Thank you so much for sharing what you have learned. I too have struggled and while I have seen a glimpse of Holy Spirit jumping up and down with delight at the new thing He has for me, the just waiting and holding onto Him as He fulfills His promise to lead me right to it (and there really isn’t something I need to do but just seek Him and His fullness) goes so against my checklist mentality. Blessings for your book launch and the next book He is writing in your heart.

  7. Thank you. As a family, we are currently walking through a season of hurt. This has caused division amongst us but in the midst God is present and showing me that He is with us. He has promised to make all things new. That gives me hope.

  8. So comforting to be reminded of God’s presence and care for us, that He carries us even when we are unaware

    Kintsugi – what a wonderful healing way to see our brokenness through God’s eyes – He is the master crafter

  9. This was a confirmation of the sermon my pastor preached yesterday. God is continuously showing me that he is in control and I can rest not trying to have it all figured out.

  10. Thank you Bonnie, I had a hard day. Felt very discouraged and alone, and helpless. I have told myself all day that God is with me, and I believe it, but sometimes the feelings don’t follow belief. Thank you for this post. It was comforting.

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