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myself this side of Heaven, I know I will one day. So I stopped asking those questions long ago and began asking God, “What now?” My plan changed in a moment of time, standing on the edge of the water, but I know that I know as hard as it’s been for me, that God’s plan has never changed for my life, nor Trent’s. And even though I hurt so deeply, I knew it in the quietness of that lonely hotel room in Jamaica. I closed my eyes tightly and I could see Psalm 23: The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake and even though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, for you are right here with me. I have gotten through this, not somehow, but triumphantly. I am choosing life. I am choosing to believe. I am learning to breathe again. I sing about it, I write about it and I live it. I am an overcomer through Christ. And one day I will stand before the Father and say, “It was worth it all. Thank You for choosing Trent and me. I hope I honored You through it.” ***** Author and music artist Tammy Trent’s ministry has taken her all over the world, speaking at women’s conferences, church events, and retreats in South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Columbia, Ghana, Canada & the US. She has authored 3 books including, Learning to Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After a Shattering Loss, Beyond The Sorrow: There’s Hope in the Promises of God, and she copenned the hilarious & brilliantly illustrated Children’s Book, The Log Family: See You at the Beach with her late husband Trent Lenderink who sadly never got to see his work completed. To learn more, visit www.tammytrent.com. 26 SMG Solutions