Enduring the Storms of Life

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Vickie McDonoughby Vickie McDonough

My husband and I raised four sons. Between the fun and happy days, we endured many storms and troubling times. There were plenty of arguments, broken bones (from sports not brothers), even a brush with the law, and times my husband was unemployed for months. I’ll admit to crying and getting angry at times—asking God “why?” but in the end, I chose to trust Him to work things out.

Then one day, an event of hurricane proportions hit us. I’m glad I was older then—more seasoned—because after I cried at the unfairness of it, I was able to sit back and say, “I hate that this has happened, but I can see God’s hand—even in this awful thing.”

The Cowboy's BrideWhat we often don’t see in the fog of our troubles is God holding us up. He makes us stronger as we endure the small storms with faith so that when a hurricane comes, we won’t be destroyed. God never promised we wouldn’t have problems, but He does walk through them with us.

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18

Bestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams penning romance stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the Old West. Vickie is an award-winning author of more than 40 published books and novellas. Learn more about Vickie at her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com

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