Same, yet Different

I have postponed writing this entry as I was going to have to confront and put into words the results of what the Lord revealed to me while I was there. To begin, I will state that the trip to New Orleans was surreal. I was uncertain if I should even go or not because I didn’t know what feelings it would stir up being that I haven’t been back there since tying up several loose ends from my first marriage. However, as soon as the vehicle topped the bridge that overlooks the city, the Lord confirmed I was sitting in the same predicament I was in back then. A few months ago, I over heard someone talking about New Orleans and how they immediately felt the spirit of death there. Well, I concur…as it manifested itself in my life as the death of two love stories I tried to create instead of allowing the Lord to orchestrate and lead.

As I am writing this, the Lord is encouraging me to compare where I was spiritually back then to where I am now…. Well, before, I intentionally turned away from Him and towards things of the world for a distraction to deal with the shame and condemnation I felt. Now, I am running into His presence every opportunity I can to abide in His rest and I have been giving Him permission to heal several of those hidden places that I tried to heal the world’s way instead of His. I praise Him and thank Him that I know where my hope comes from and that He is my Comforter, my strength, and my Helper during this transition of endings, but yet new beginnings.


Published by Susan Rice

I am a daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I am humbled that He calls me His own! I am learning to walk more boldly and confidently in who He has created me to be. My prayer is others will come to know Jesus as their Savior, identify with who they are in Him so they too can walk out the calling He’s places on their lives!

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