Most of the time I tend to think I know or at least can predict God’s purposes for certain experiences. And while some of those usually do hold true, more often than not some of those big, kind of “ground-shaking” things that God teaches or reveals to me come as unexpected. I think God uses them to help keep me humble. There were so many things I expected God to do. Opening my eyes up even more to the realness of the great injustice of human sex trafficking and the bar/sex industry, teaching me more about it. and putting a greater urgency on my heart to do something about it. I also expected to break. But I guess I really thought that I’d just break a bit. Not so.
I learned of parts of me that are broken and still healing that I hadn't nearly realized the extent of. I’m thankful God revealed these areas to me because I know our God is a God of healing and restoration. :)
God also used this experience to remind me some more of how much I enjoy and appreciate being a team with Matt. Being apart from my husband for over a week was hard! I really missed him. Yet it was so cool how God used our time apart to renew my thankfulness for the gift of marriage with Matt.