Taking notes to help me prepare for speaking to my bible study group on Wednesday. Oh man, this has been a tender thorn in my side for almost 4 years. Starting a women's ministry to then have it rapidly taken away from me, physically through people, but ultimately through God, hurt me so deep... for years. Almost 4 years! I have just in the last 6-9 months found restoration in how and why to follow God's will, even when it's not my plan. Bitterness is a nasty pal to have tag along (not recommended), but WOW the sweetness that has blossomed from my story. I surely feel loved by God, I always have, but I feel especially thankful to have had women walk alongside me to cheer me on during that painful and dark season. God's will is always good, and if we feel it's not we must keep our faith that He hasn't revealed the full story to us just yet. Because WOW, He is a good and gracious God.