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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. Thank you Bonnie. I really needed this devotional. I am the strong one in my circle. I thank God for the people who know me so well and can see beyond my strength and titles. I am finally starting to feel the grief of painful life events over the last year. Being alone is a horrible punishment for a human being. I felt seen by this devotional. Thank you. I am in my prayer chair crying tears of sorrow, joy and release.

  2. Speaking truth into the hard of life is a gift that ripples far & wide. Encouraging your fellow concert goer with your transparency & God’s promised presence I’m sure impacted her & untolled others going forward. Thank you for sharing your hard won life lesson!

  3. I love your story you shared. So kind of you to encourage the young lady who was figuring out her life with Jesus. Life gets rougher at times but there’s a way to get thru it as God is always with us. God bless!

  4. What a beautiful post. Being vulnerable, sharing hidden stories of our hearts with others is what stood out to me. God bless!

  5. Yes, these words this morning… “The hardness of the journey doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong path.”
    Thank you for your encouragement and truth.

  6. Thank you so much for this reminder. I am walking through a valley of anxiety and depression. It is a great reminder that Jesus is with me and all those who struggle. I believe He is gently guiding me to better days and ways to take care of myself. I pray for all those wo struggle with this. As I sit and think of how much He loves me and what He went through for me and each person it gives me courage to see the sun shine again. He will never leave us and will always be with us and He knows what we are going through. 🙂

  7. “The pre-anxiety me would’ve given her cheerful advice. But now I see everything differently. I’ve learned that what we all need most deeply is to know we are not alone.” Yes. We are not meant to walk this journey alone! So grateful we can bravely and vulnerably ask friends to stay with us, also knowing that our greatest Friend is already here.

  8. Thank you Lord, for your unconditional love. Thank you Lord, for never giving up on us. Thank you Bonnie, for the love you have in Christ. And…through your hurts and stories you share, it brings a peace in your heart, and with mine as well. I am finding more time to focus on our Father. I am asking for the Lord, through the Holy Spirit, show me ways to know how to cope and deal with my struggles. I will listen and obey. I have a beautiful sister and friend in my life, who sincerely cares about me, and brings me the hope and peace to have a new transformation in my life. From the ❤️. Thank you!

  9. Bonnie,

    When life hits hard & it will we don’t need cliches or pat answers. We want to be seen & loved. To know that someone cares & is willing to walk with us through the storm. Jesus is just that person. He weathered His own storms & is more than able to walk with us through ours. He will stay with you always. Don’t walk into any darkness alone. Cry out to Jesus & let His love embody you.

    Blessings 🙂