Sometimes, the Lord provides comfort through the unexpected.  

I remember reading the Facebook post.  The one that was about me.  The one that was gossip disguised as a prayer request.  Gossip that was a complete lie.  Someone very close to me was spreading a lie about me.  The hurt was deep.  The pain unspeakable.  How could she do this to me…again???  Her, of all people?  I felt the tears starting to burn my eyes.  

But I couldn’t cry here!  Not right in the middle of the kids’ piano lesson!  I knew my efforts to stop the tears would be fruitless.  The piano teacher was chatting to me about some songs one of the kids could try.  I looked at her and said, “Sharon, can you please pray for me?” and the dam broke.  The tears spilled over.  My body was trembling.  I was a mess.  A weeping, wailing mess.  

What did Sharon do?  Immediately, she came to me, sat beside me, put her arm around me, and started praying.  When she was finished praying, I felt calmer.  She asked me what was going on and I shared everything with her.  And she offered wonderful, Godly wisdom.  And I knew I wasn’t alone.  

When I read Maree Dee’s post, What Do You Need Most In Trying Circumstances? well, you can see why it resonated with me.  She shares her own story of when she was desperate and someone unexpected sat with her in the mess.  She wasn’t alone, either.  Hop on over to her site to read her post.

Maree Dee, please be sure to grab this “I’ve Been Featured” image below and add it, with a link to this page, to your post so that your readers can celebrate with you!  

Grace and Truth Link-up

Now for this week’s link up!  Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord.

Grace & Truth : A Weekly Christian Link Up

Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader our hope is that you’ll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.


Arabah Joy


A Divine Encounter


Dawn Klinge – Above the Waves


Aimee Imbeau – A Work of Grace


 Sarah Ann – Faith Along the Way


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Aimee Imbeau

Aimee is a wife to an incredible husband, Marcus, and mother to three fabulous children. She works from home as a homeschool support teacher and she homeschools her own children as well. She loves writing abut her faith and decided to give blogging a try in 2013. The rest is history...
  • Oh, friend. I’ve been there. It’s amazing to me how easily we hurt one another. I’m so grateful someone was there with you that could pray for you!

    • I’m sorry, sweet Becky, that people have hurt you like this. You have such a gentle, soft heart – something to treasure and cherish. I think that makes it easier for people to take advantage of…but, it is a precious gift from God. Not always fun…but it is what He has bestowed. For a reason. Keep that beautiful heart soft! Keep running to Him! Much love…Aimee

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  • Aimee – I love your boldness to ask for prayer. We need each other. Thank you for featuring my post this week. Blessings, Maree

    • Asking for prayer is something that has taken me time to develop the courage for! And I’ve had to let Jesus deal with many lies. I am delighted to feature your post. Thanks again for faithfully linking up.