In Julie's Own Words
The premise of this whole discussion about letting go and trusting God is that I believe in God. And I do. It also assumes that I realize that I am not God. Apparently, I'm still working on that part.
When we're facing difficult times - whether we are working to overcome adversity or to accomplish a cherished dream - it's important to see past today's pain and to keep the longview of hope. While things might not look great to us right now, we are on a path. As long as we act with faith and integrity, we can expect to one day find ourselves standing on the cusp of a brighter day.
Ask me about my own experience with sexual molestation, domestic violence, marital infidelity, divorce, estrangement from my children, addiction, and financial ruin, and I will answer you as forthrightly and honestly as I know how. And I do. My personal transparency is what gives purpose to my writing and to my story.
We all have troubles, no matter how great things are going; we all have things to be thankful for no matter how troubled we are. I know people whose circumstances span the entire spectrum: A woman who is independently wealthy and travels the world is also dealing with having cancer. A successful COO has daily responsibilities for her dying mother. Parents whose brilliant, healthy, well-adjusted children just can't seem to make ends meet. None of us is experiencing a life that is all smooth sailing; none of us has nothing but problems.