One of the reasons I walked away from God is because I didn't think HE cared enough about me for a pastor to pray for me by name. A decade after Heidi's disappearance I realized I needed God in order to make it through this journey. His strength, His love, and His compassion are greater than any we can experience on our own while on earth.
When I welcomed Jesus into my life I thought "Great, I am a new person and things can only get better." Boy was I wrong!! Of course my misconception of waking up with an easy road was wrong ~ God doesn't promise an easy road or one without trouble. I think this is why it is so difficult for some to accept Jesus because our expectations are unrealistic.
I choose to walk the narrow path and face the difficulties with confidence because I know God is walking right next to me the entire way. He never leaves me and won't let me fail when my eyes are fixed on Him.
I miss my sister daily and pray for her discovery. One thing I know is this, I would not be the woman I am if God wasn't my foundation and strength. I'm blessed with a loving and supportive family on earth and a loving God in heaven. Not everyone has the positive family experience I have but EVERYONE has the opportunity to experience the love, support, and provision of their Heavenly Father.
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only
through the narrow gate.
The highway to hell is broad,
and its gate is wide for the many
who choose that way.
But the gateway to life is
very narrow and the road
is difficult, and only
a few ever find it.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323