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Kim McGovern, Bible teacher, communicator, and the founder of Connections Bible Study, is passionate about helping women reorient their hearts to the uninterruptible love of Jesus. As empty nesters, she and her husband savor the serenity of life on Florida’s West Coast.

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  1. Kim, this really resonated with me. Powerful words indeed. Thank you for your honesty and sharing your journey.

  2. Hard won lessons but so thankful you have learned them & are willing to share them with us. Blessings! (((0)))

    • Thank you, Sue. Your prayers are a welcome blessing. I spent the week leading up to this post going through a new series of medical tests and am waiting for the results as I type.

    • So true. What we observe in others’ lives is only the surface. This journey has led me to be more curious about what others are going through. Blessings.

  3. Blessings and prayers to you Kim. Continue writing and teaching and doing the good work God has given you because…
    HE is “holding the pen that writes your story— And, to Him, YOU are and always will be somebody He loves”

  4. Kim, your story opened in me the desire to notice those around me, who are suffering as you do. I will pay more attention and, hopefully, reach out in a helpful way. Thank you for sharing the telling about your painful experiences with us.

  5. We don’t know what anyone is going through. We are not nobody’s in God world. God loves us no matter who we are. Saved or Unsaved. That’s why he sent his only son Jesus to die for us. We are all Daughter’s of the king more so if saved. Yes we have world that would tell us we are no good we don’t fit in unless we live this way and do this or this. But we are all unique and special and have our own personalities that our Heavenly Father gave us. I wouldn’t change mine. See I went now 52 years old to a school when I was 10 was pick on it was the start in my Day’s. The schools that where all boys becoming boys and a girl’s schools. I was pick on called names. Because I was shy. I didn’t want to join in the game the boys and girls where playing in my glass before the lesson started. So the boys called me Fungi I now have no worries about it now. But then it hurt. They took a thing in there heads girls and the boys in the class all thoes years ago. If anyone touched me they have my horrible Fungi. Then and for years I was hurt it took me a long time to get over it. I forgiven them since it and asked God to help me forgive them. If I am honest because I saved and I know it’s the right thing to do in God’s eyes that is why I have forgiven them but not at the time until I got saved. I am so glad I have to this day. I am the only one apart from my Husband saved in my Family. I do pray for their Salvation. I live my life for Jesus in front of them. As you can’t tell them you need to be saved. They tell you keep all that stuff to yourself. It took me years to believe I was not a Nobody in God eyes even though I was saved. It was my Salvation Army Officer then who told me that. She looked at me said Dawn you are not a Nobody you are important. Remember you are a Daughter of the King of Kings. That King is Jesus and he loves you. You thrive to live for him in this world no matter what anyone says about you. Especially if not saved. Go on to live as his word says and pray for them. I have been doing that. My life is alot better. I know my God Loves me I am not a Nobody. I am thriving to be all God wants me to be. As the kids songs says. Jesus loves all the children red and yellow black and white. We are his Children how true that is. Thank you for today reading love it. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland

  6. I am 68 and living in pain every day. Meds help, but have added to my weight. I finished raising 3 kids alone as I discovered my husband had a secret life that was dangerous to my daughter. I divorced and could no longer work. You spoke truly to those of us with “invisible” disabilities.
    Thank you for the reminder. I hope many will listen and learn. Please share again!

    • “Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your resilience and strength in facing such challenging circumstances are truly inspiring. It’s a profound reminder that everyone’s journey is unique, especially when dealing with ‘invisible’ disabilities and the complexities they bring to our lives.

      I am deeply moved to hear that my article resonated with you. Please know that you’re not alone in this journey. Your suggestion to share again is taken to heart, and I will certainly continue to advocate for awareness and support for invisible disabilities.

      Sending prayers for strength. ay God bless you as you continue to walk with Him in life’s challenges. “

  7. Thank you sooo much for sharing. God is so good. I needed to read your story. I am that story, not physical pain, but emotional pain. God’s grace and mercy has kept me strong. Having the faith of a mustard seed has kept me!!! I am kept by the love of Jesus Christ. May God continue to bless and keep you is my prayer.

    • Thank you very much for your heartfelt words and for sharing a part of your journey with me. I’m humbled to know that my story provided some comfort and connection. Your faith and strength in the face of adversity are truly inspiring. I am grateful for your prayers and send my own for continued strength, peace, and blessings in your life. May the light of God’s love always guide you.

  8. Kim,

    Thank you for sharing this raw insight into your struggle! I am also thankful that our Father God is in the business of using “nobodies” to glorify Himself in this world! You have definitely brought Him the glory by encouraging us in this new way of viewing.

    • Thank you for your kind words! Yes, it’s amazing how God uses us, ‘nobodies’, to reflect His glory. I’m grateful to be a part of His wonderful work. Blessings to you on your journey!

  9. Wow! This is the most powerful article I’ve read lately. In your acceptance of not needing to be “useful,” God has definitely used your words. Isn’t that just like Him? Thank you for sharing your story. I would rather be a “nobody” who knows how God loves me than a “somebody” who is trying to make myself “loveable.” May God continue using your story to help others rest in His love.

  10. Such an encouraging and well-written devotion. My heart was blessed to read Kim’s words. I can identify with her experience and feelings. What a blessing to know “God doesn’t view His creation as garbage, and neither does He view weakness as a reason to walk away from His creation.” Thank you, Kim!

  11. Kim,

    Praying for you to have more good days than bad.

    This is a much needed post. Thank you for sharing your story here. Many people have “invisible” illnesses or disabilities. You have let them know that they are not alone & that God does not view them as worthless. Jesus can use anyone anywhere no matter your current situation.

    Loved this My worth rests not in my significance or strength but in the finished work of Jesus on the cross. That was much needed by me today.

    Blessings 🙂