I think most people would rather skip over the rough parts. The messy, sad, and troubled times. But I have learned through my own struggles and in walking alongside others during their most difficult moments that there is beauty to be found in every chapter.
It is in the darkness that God’s hand becomes most visible. The following verse says it all:
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
I will have a few more stories to share soon!