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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. Yesterday’s worship was all about trust. So this is so timely for me. I have a couple of situations that I am facing and I know if I can let it go and trust God, I will be ok, no matter the outcome.

  2. I’m about halfway through Holley’s course, Heal After You’re Hurt. It was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I’ve been struggling with hurt for over a year and a half now. A relationship suddenly ending. Job loss. A life-long friend walking away when I needed her most, because she was “too busy.”

    Holley says, “Love does the hard part.” True partners stay in good times and bad. There’s a difference between a committed relationship and one of convenience.

    I’m reminding myself of these words daily and it is giving me the strength to move forward. To see myself and those relationships it a new light.

    This course has been such a blessing! It truly feels like a God thing, because I was stuck and needed dug out! Thank you!

    • I’m so glad my course has been helpful to you, Angela! It is by far the most vulnerable thing I’ve ever created, and your words about it mean more than I even know how to say. Praying for you this morning as you continue your healing journey!

  3. I needed this today. I’m getting ready to go into assisted living. I’m a young 76 year old. 16 months ago I ran ran, did yoga regularly and participated in life. Unfortunately, rushing to answer the door I caught my foot on the chair leg causing a serious injury. I was in ICU for days. It changed my life permanently. It has affected me in ways I never imagined. I feel abandoned, depressed and I wonder what I did wrong to cause this.

    • I’m so sorry, Rita. Wish I could give you a hug! You haven’t done anything wrong, and I’m saying a prayer for you this morning as you walk through this change.

    • Rita,

      You did nothing wrong!! God loves you immensely!! Prayers for the move to assisted living. May you find friends & good activities to try out. Asking God to give you His love & grace.

      Many hugs from Watauga TN

      Blessings 🙂

  4. Thank you Holley. Wonderful, beautiful words to fill me up as the week begins. I’m so grateful I get to reach for God. I’m so grateful He calms me, loves me, guides me and puts amazing sisters in Christ in my life to remind He is always there
    Have a blessed week \0/

  5. I am 77, young in my mind and heart, but 2 years ago I broke my hip and femur…..in hospital for 2 weeks, surgery and therapy, etc. I also have scoliosis, arthritis and 2 collapsed vertabrae in my back. I also suffer depression and anxiety seasonally. All this has changed my life totally. I am unable to do much of anything that I did before but lay in my bed most of the time. Even though I have a wonderful husband who does a lot for me all this has effected his life greatly. I am very lonely, but in all this I look to the Lord! He is faithful and trustworthy and sees us and hears our prayers. He loves us all and will bring us through. God’s blessings be to you all!

    • Donna,

      Praying for strength for your sweet husband. Asking God to come near you & shower you with His love. May you feel Him hugging you from me.

      (from Watauga, TN)

      Blessings 🙂

  6. I really appreciated reading this post today! I have been settled in a few decisions deep down for a while now. I just needed the “push” to finalize the send button. Change for me has been happening for months now. They have been good ones and ones I’ve been asking the Lord for. He has been showing me in so many ways. He has also sent me a massive slowdown. I know I need to be okay with it. Somehow, I am learning to be. Patience is the lesson. I know I am going to be stronger, wiser, and better for this.

  7. I love this post. I have been experiencing deep change in many different areas of my life for the past year. Yay…..I am still here. God is more real to me than ever before. Perhaps that is the sweetest blessing of all…….feeling/knowing His presence and nearness like never before. Thanks for creating this safe place to share.

  8. Holley,

    I’ve had several changes since November 2021. First my unit (hospital) got shut down & I was moved to a Covid ICU unit to work as clerical. While there God answered my prayers for a full time job. They wrote out a position just.for.me. Then that unit shut down. Moved to another ICU unit. Then one day the other clerical just quit. My job duties changed from clerical to stocking 28 ICU rooms. Suddenly they reopened a unit. I saw the need for a clerical. I told management I would love to work there. They called me & gave it to me. Finally off the emotional roller coaster of happy, sad/depressed to happy content. Through out this whole ordeal I knew God was with me & would work things out for my best. He loves me so much!

    Blessings 🙂