It’s my delight to welcome Tracie Miles, a speaker and author with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She’s the mom of 3 who’s learned about uprooting fear to embrace change that is unwelcome and downright painful. Thank you, Tracie for sharing your heart today at True and Faithful.
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It had been months since my husband of twenty-five years had walked away from our marriage and family, but the emotional devastation was still looming. It was as if a tsunami had slammed into my reality and me and my children were left swimming in the destruction left behind. I felt like I was constantly bumping into debris from my former life, and every piece inflicted new wounds, tears and heartache.
My future that formerly seemed so secure, now seemed just the opposite.
But it was the fear of the future and the weight of what had been lost that seemed to overwhelm me most, constantly pulling me under, making me feel as if I were sinking in swirling whirlpools of loss and unknowns.
You see, everything in my life now felt new – and not a good type of new – because in addition to negative emotions, the future was now a mystery which gripped my heart with fear. Over time, I had allowed those fears and powerful emotions to overtake my mind and in turn my life, and there came a day when I simply broke under the crushing weight of their enormity.