Your Story in Six Words

Your Story in Six Words

June 21, 2017

“I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1b (NLT)

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There’s a legend I love about Ernest Hemingway. Folklore says he was in a restaurant when someone challenged him to write a story in only six words.

If I were a betting girl, I would have sided with the men at the restaurant, believing it was impossible to have plot, character and conflict in only six words. But Hemingway won the bet with this short story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

It’s an interesting exercise to think about your life as a six-word memoir. What would it be? Which six words would summarize any seasons or truths about your life? I can chart the timeline of my adult life through a series of six-word memoirs. When I was a teacher, my six-word memoirs might have been:

Life is like a lesson plan.

Always crafting my next bulletin board.

Teaching the next generation to read.

As a brand-new bride, perhaps my six-word memoirs would have been:

I look 12 in wedding photos.

Crockpots are a bride’s best friend.

When my children were born, as I stepped out of the classroom and claimed my role as mom, perhaps my six-word memoirs may have been:

Goldfish crackers. Board books. All day.

Again with the laundry and cooking?

Please, can it be naptime now?

Yet, everything changed one December morning in 2010, when my husband passed away. He was sick for only 12 hours before he died. He was here, and then he was gone. I was 31 years old, my children were 5 and 3, and suddenly my world was torn apart. Overnight, I became a widow.

I became the single mom of two small boys who were now fatherless. My brain was consumed with the tasks of getting out of bed and fighting depression and post-traumatic stress with every ounce of my being. Perhaps my six-word memoir for this dark season may have been one of the following:

How on earth did this happen?

Widowed mom, trying to wake up.

Winter, winter, winter, winter. No spring.

I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.

I still have things to say.

In 12 terrible hours, my roles changed. My definitions became unclear. I felt as if the entire world had tilted on its axis by about 30 degrees. So much of my identity felt suddenly and terribly missing. Few events create such a fertile petri dish for insecurity more than a deep, sudden loss.

My loss was my husband, but perhaps you know a loss of a different kind. Perhaps divorce — a death all its own, coupled with crippling rejection. Or the loss of a job, a friendship, respect or innocence. We each have our stories. Sometimes life is impossibly hard, and this world is the scariest place to be when you no longer know who you are. Sometimes, a person can get deeply caught up in what she is instead of who she is.

What defines you as a woman? Is there a six-word memoir you are holding on to as your identity?

Wishing someone could call me Mom.

I’m the family’s big screw-up.

I really thought he loved me.

Credit cards maxed. Nothing else left.

Living the dream I didn’t want.

This diagnosis will swallow me whole.

This loneliness is now my life.

But what if Jesus, our ultimate storyteller, were to write your six-word memoir? Maybe it would look something like these:

You are mine; you are enough.

You: Beautiful, cherished, seen, known, loved.

You are welcome here, beside Me.

No matter how you feel from day-to-day and moment-to-moment, God reminds us in Isaiah 43:1b that He knows your name; you belong to Him. He sees your every move, and there’s no place you can go where He won’t join you. He thinks about you, and He smiles over the idea of you. He will fight for you, and He has a plan for you. He is good. He is freedom. And He has a place for you: Next to Him.

When you’re facing an unexpected loss, take comfort in remembering He knows your name, and He’s writing this story with you.

Lord, I thank You that You see each one of us, that You know Your daughters and You call us by name. Thank You for delighting in us. May we see ourselves with Your grace, Master Storyteller, and may we embrace the story You are writing. We want to honor You with everything. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (NIV)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
If Jesus were to send you a very personal message that speaks to your questions of who you are, what might He say? What six-word memoir might Jesus write about you?

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Comments

  1. Susan Perkins says:

    Don’t know how I would have made it without God the past six months.

  2. Chrystal Wagner says:

    Interesting to think of 6 words. Very challenging to summarize this stage of life.

    • Starletha Cherry says:

      After reading this devotional..so many words ran through my head; but this stuck out the most. “You are forgiven, now go live.” It reminded me of the woman at the well, where Jesus told her about her entire life. Then told her that the water He provides is an everlasting water. She would never thirst again.
      There have been so many things that have occurred in my life the last two weeks; I felt completely alone and disconnected. I was crying, having a pity party and no one came. But, I began to pray and thank God for His Grace and Mercy; even though my fickled feels said something different.
      Glad He never leaves or forsakes..this would be another six word story for me.

  3. Kathy​ says:

    Kathy the apple of my eye!

  4. Deborah says:

    Thank you! You have given me hope, and a new perspective. From now on I will choose to let Jesus Christ be the author of my story.

  5. You Are Loved! I AM KING!

  6. Bernadette says:

    Right now my six letter story feels like this ” she gave. Got nothing in return” . It’s a dark place to be. I am exhausted; I cling to Christ..

    • Bernadette, your story sounds a lot like Christ’s. Please don’t focus on the loss. Think resurrection morning.

      God knows. He cares for you.

    • Bernadette, remember that sometimes we don’t see or know the affect we have on others lives. (Have you ever watched the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?) The fact that “you gave” is what counts. Know that that is what we are supposed to do as Christians and God will take care of the rest.

    • Bernadette,
      I have been where you are. Cling to Jesus sweet sister and remember: It’s always darkest before the dawn! Keep your eyes on Jesus! He loves you unconditionally and will NEVER leave you!

    • Praying for you…you will get through this. More than once I have been where you are, maybe not the same circumstances, yet the same feeling of pure exhaustion. Live one day at a time, hour by hour if needed, and our Heavenly Father will get you through this valley.

  7. Sonia Johnson says:

    Your story really made me rethink my life and the way I been putting negative labels on myself. I think for sharing because it is true each season brings a new story and we have to know whose we are God’s daughter and he loves us with all our greatness and failures.

  8. Needed this right now! 2 am and On our way to hospital. Baby granddaughter Emmy Lynn being born. Thk you God for being with us and this plan and knowing her name! I love You! Praise Your Holy Merciful Name!

  9. Your article really touched my heart of hearts. The inspiration from Hemingway was brilliant! And so rad the way you connected it to your personal journey and back to God who is writing with us. It sometimes feels like we have too much responsibility in writing our story, and then none at all, but to find this happy place of co creating life with God makes all the difference. Thank you!

  10. Elaine Parkes says:

    Really insightful, I am going to look at the seasons in my life and do this six word challenge, frame it and remind myself each day that Jesus walked with with me through each of those seasons. That I am not alone, the Lord has spoke this below verse to me through many seasons in my life.

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
    Isaiah 43:2 NIV

  11. Tricia Enell says:

    You give us hope by your example. You give us courage by your strength. Your writings give us light, pointing us to Christ. Thank you.

  12. Dena Smith Strickland says:

    Stolen innocence Addictions abundant Christ’s freedom!
    I can succeed only by His strength and truth.. Seeing myself through His eyes. Praise Almighty Father and His plan for His daughter!

  13. Michelle Brown says:

    I enjoyed this devotion very much!!

  14. Jennifer Pruitt says:

    I needed that this morning . Thank you

    I’m in a for worse season in my marriage my memoir would read
    Lonely. Tired mom of two girls

    • Someone Who Cares says:

      Hi Jennifer. I can relate to you.

      Here are some other six words we can use:
      I am Jesus’ beloved friend, bride.
      I am Jesus’ mighty warrior mom.
      I am Jesus’ precious worthy daughter.
      Jesus’ vessel, he fills me up.

  15. Your devotion came at a time I needed the most, when I am searching who am I. I have identified myself by the roles I’ve had in the past and/or still have – mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, friend. But believing I have failed and/or am a failure. Yet your devotion reminds me of God’S promises, that He knew me even before I was in my mother’s womb. I am His, His daughter, His beloved. Thank you for helping to remember this. My six words are: My past does not define me!

  16. Great devotional!

  17. Robin Puchala says:

    We just lost my Dad in March in two weeks he was gone, but I can’t imagine losing your husband in 12 hours! I was a Single Mom so I remember the stresses & strains. Many thanks for writing books to benefit others. Hope I win one of the books…I’d love to hear how life & God is speaking through you. At any rate, God Bless You!😃❤

  18. Wonderful, thought provoking message. It’s so easy to get caught up in one’s struggles. I lose sight of my blessings. I miss my optimism and zest for living. Sadly, my current story would be: She was her own worst enemy.

  19. You are a wonderful author. I loved everything you wrote in that devotional and I would love to read your book.
    God is good

  20. Shirley Liverman says:

    I was touched deeply by your words especially describing your deep and sudden loss of your husband. I have recently suffered the great loss of my husband and reading your encouraging words this morning encouraged my heart. My six words for this dark season in my life is: My heart is turned towards God. I believe God’s six words to me are: I am with you my child.

  21. I’d love to read this!

  22. ‘I can do this’- it’s funny but that’s what I say more frequently these days. Used to be ‘I can’t do this’ – 2 years ago when I became a single mum after being married 21 years . Now I run my business as singer and performer and have to believe in Him to be my provider of every strength and provision as I actively work out what He created me to be. That’s me!

  23. shuu, there is indeed a reason for everything. I just turned 31 and lost my husband 2014. that was the darkest moment of my life. I believed my life has also ended. spent most of days at the cemetery and wished I would go too but my 8 year old girl had a very strong heart and encouraged me that ” everything mum will be alright” a year later I got courage to ask God take me by the hand. thank you for letting me know I am not the only one out there and God is writing my STORY.

  24. I love you, my precious daughter!

  25. Victoria Saez says:

    I’m trying to make sense of it all! I was just sitting here reading text from my fiancé well ex fiancé 💔That he sent me so blatantly saying its over! I’m trying to wrap my head around thinking is he even talking to me?!?!?! How can this be? I spent an hour talking with God how I surrendered my job for His plans for my life! A job I loved, and this guy my high school sweetheart that came back into my life and now my six word sentence “MEN, I just can’t keep one!” As I sit here sobbing mostly from this article I read because it helped me and I can sleep now knowing God’s plan is still in effect! Although my heart is broken I know Gods desire is greater!!!💜Thank You, Victoria

    • Sending you love, love, love. I am sorry you are enduring this. 😞God has a plan that we cannot even imagine. Please know you are so loved, and you are not alone.

  26. PHYLLIS BUTTERMARK says:

    What would have been today my 25th wedding anniversary June 21st. I woke up this morning with a heavy heart.
    My husband passed away 6 months ago . I new I needed some encouraging words from the Lord. and I read your words this morning and new the Lord was speaking to my heart. Thank you for that encouragement. The Lords six words to me are: Lean on me in Your sorrow

  27. Trish Szuhay says:

    A very touching and encouraging story. I can’t imagine how you felt and dealt with the loss of your husband. Your story is so comforting to me as I have been dealing with Breast Cancer since July 2016. The emotional roller coaster has been exhausting but I continue to fight through it with God’s help. Thank you for your support.

  28. Would love to read a copy of the book.

  29. Shannon winstead says:

    I would love to read this book. Thanks

  30. Thank you for this message. It was very encouraging.

  31. Wilma Clowater says:

    I have been experiencing serious health issues and stressful family situations and these Words of Encouragement this day by Tricia just filled my soul with great peace and joy. Thank you Grow for your words of encouragement. My six words from the Lord for this day would be, “You and your family are whole.” That is such blessed assurance that all is and will be whole forever more. Amen!!!

    • SAW YOUR NAME AND HAD TO COMMENT, FROM ONE ‘WILMA’ TO ANOTHER…….HAPPY PEACE AND JOY DAY, WILMA !!!

  32. Theresa Deng says:

    Thank you for sharing honestly and from your heart.

  33. Thank you for sharing this devotional. I would love to read this book and share it with my daughter.

  34. Let go Tina, I got you.

  35. Great devotional. I would love to read the book.

    • Mary Cushman says:

      My six words for this devotional: words spoken timly, inspired by God. One of the greatest gifts we can share with each other are the stories of our lives. I know when I read devotionals, like this one, they inspire me, encourage me, and give me the realization that God loves me. Honestly I would love a copy of your book because I am really struggling with and needing confidence. Confidence to become unstuck from the could ofs, should ofs, and would ofs of my life. Thank you for sharing your story, encouragement for the day ahead!

  36. I really needed this this morning, been running a summer camp at the family horse barn. I’m not very confident and I often feel like a failure, or like I can’t do what I’m doing and I get overwhelmed. So this was perfect. Thank you so much for allowing God to speak through you and bless those around you! *hugs*

  37. Nina Cortez says:

    Thank you for the words of encouragement. You are so right. Sometimes our world does get turned upside down but we always have hope whenn we have Jesus.

  38. Jeanette Buchner says:

    Love, Revelation, Regret, Renewal, Sweet Surrender.

  39. I’m very much encouraged. I read very inspiring messages like this everyday from Proverbs 31 but I just can’t get myself out of feeling miserable. I feel defeated almost all the time. Everything I think of myself is negative. Even though I know the scripture says that as a man thinks in his heart so is he, I just can’t be positive. It has become automatic sort of and I’m scared it might affect my career as in the next 2 years I’ll graduate as a medical doctor. I’m filled with so much fear that it has affected my studies and my grades are declining. I’ve got no self worth. I can’t even see myself the way God sees me. I really need God to intervene.

    • Elsie, my prayer for you is that you will begin to see yourself through God’s eyes. I too, have faced self doubt and fear. God will answer your prayer and He will show you the amazing woman He sees and He will guide you as you face your fears. Congratulations on your accomplishments. You have so much to offer our world in desperate need. Fear not, beautiful daughter of the King, He is with you!!! Love, hugs and blessings.

  40. Jackie Jury says:

    I need peace. Come Lord Jesus.

  41. chris ehlers says:

    Thank you for this devotional!!!

  42. He says to me: “I love you! Don’t give up”

  43. Jeanette Buchner says:

    Jesus’ Memoir of my life;

    Loving,searching,rebelling, wandering,lost, regrets,trusting, obeying and nesting in His will forevermore.

  44. “You are okay, Erin, I’m here.”

  45. J. Johnson says:

    Thank you for sharing this, this morning. Perfect timing as I’m entering a new phase of my life. My son is moving out my daughter will eventually and i’m single. I have been a mother for 30 years and now my role is changing. Most days I appreciate where I am, others I wonder what’s next for my life. I think, am I ready for what’s next?
    My six words would be:
    Jonava look up, keep your faith.

  46. Lori j McClelland says:

    Thank you so much♡

  47. Sharita J Bruce says:

    Thank you, I needed this so much.

  48. Donna Morris says:

    You are a Child of God.

  49. Perfectly timed devotion! Refreshing, uplifting, spot on!

  50. Cyndee Crout says:

    For Jesus’ love, mercy and grace, I.Am.Thankful!

  51. for such a time as this

  52. Eric Williams says:

    I reminest and manifest: one love.

  53. Margaret Bailey says:

    God is good all the time. Very grateful.

  54. Eric Williams says:

    I reminisce and manifest: one love.

  55. Renee Welton says:

    Great article, would love to read the book.

  56. I needed this today, thank you!

  57. Denise D says:

    Six-word story? Wow! This will have my brain curning for days!

  58. SYLVIA TUCKER says:

    6-Words: I AM THE WINNER THROUGH CHRIST😉

  59. Thank you, Traci, for reminding me that God has room for me next to Him.

  60. Renew your mind; think on Me.

    A coworker, a single mom, was crying some tears yesterday because she is losing her job and has four tiny mouths to feed. She is a lovely gal and I told her that God has a bigger plan for her and she should have faith in His plan. I believe that this book would enlighten her in many ways. Amen!

  61. Daughter, strong, kind, by my design.

  62. I am a new mom and am struggling with adjusting to my new “normal” – this was a helpful read today and I am curious about the book.

  63. Vonda is enough! Vonda is mine!

  64. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  65. Thank you for sharing your heart. My sister is going through a rough time. I would love to give her this book.

  66. Jennifer says:

    Six words: Once was lost. Now, I’m found.

  67. Jesus loves me, this I know!

  68. Have I done a good job? That’s what I often ask myself in my marriage, with my children, with friends & family and at work. I would love to read this book to help me gain the confidence that God can provide. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

  69. Ruth Ann Musser says:

    What an encouraging devotional! I would love to read the book. Thank you.

  70. Judy Redden says:

    I am a child of God! Would love to read the book.

  71. Desiree says:

    I need a place to start. I am really lost. I believe your book would be my start.

  72. Thank you for this devotion. I am lonely, but loved.
    Lost mom and dad and my baby ,all within 10 years time.
    Then had open heart surgery, almost died.
    Struggling to heal.
    Matthew 17:20 says
    If you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there, and IT WILL MOVE!
    I live and breathe this verse, it’s the only thing that keeps my head up.
    6 words? HIS WINGS ARE WRAPPED AROUND ME

  73. As a lover of words I found this article intriguing. I’ll definitely be thinking about it and sharing it. Thank you.

  74. Crystal says:

    Money is not savior, I Am.

  75. Kim Hanson says:

    Tricia, thank you for sharing your story. May God truly bless the rest of your life ❤️

  76. Barbara says:

    Two different six word phrases came to mind, “I can’t do anything without God” and ” I live in victory through Jesus”. Two different ideas, yet the same; all glory be to God.

  77. Marilyn Leslie says:

    I needed this today. Feeling lonely and wondering what my purpose in life is.

  78. Created, redeemed, loved, kept, thankful and rejoicing

  79. I had this perspective until my loss and rejection came after I believed I was running after God’s plan with clarity, with many confirmation. Only to have all those broken dreams and desire of my heart to be confusion and despair as to what God is doing and why.

  80. Thanks for this devotion. I like the concept of six word – your llfe as a story board. i have never thought of life this way. I loved God’s story board. I will think of this.

  81. Shellie says:

    I lost my husband when I was 40… not the way I had planned to spend the next decade of my life but here I am at 49 and I made it. Our three children and I have grown together in ways I didn’t know were possible. God became everything to us and He NEVER failed us. Loved, Redeemed, Adopted Child of God!

  82. Kreuzwieser says:

    I think my six words would be:

    Difficult paths produce strong experienced travelers.

    Thank you for this and the impact it had on my perspective this morning. ❤️

  83. Karin Jones says:

    You are precious my dear daughter.

  84. My memoir: My husband is having an affair.

    God’s memoir for me: Peace, Daughter. I am your Beloved.

  85. Beloved In Whom I am Well Pleased

  86. Margaret Finley says:

    I am in tears as I read this devotion. I am a single 58 yr old female who has lost everything I used to own. It started in 2008 with the loss of my job, then my condo, my car, all of my finances, all of my furniture, jewelry, clothes and ultimately my health. I became homeless, living in a used car. Now I am on Social Security Disability, which means my income is below the poverty line. Something I never expected for my life. It is desperately humiliating!
    BUT, I have never lost my faith in God! He has been with me the whole way and still remains with me. Thank you Jesus! ✝️

    • Margaret thank-you for sharing your story of struggle and for sharing with us what real faith looks like.

  87. Thank you for sharing your story and challenging your readers to write our 6 word story. Thought provoking and inspirational. Thanking God that He is is so awesome and knows our every need!

  88. Dawn treaster says:

    Thank you for your encouragement/verses this a.m. It has given me new perspective. It’s funny how my struggles seem to be shared with other woman and I look forward to the biblical references and verses for encouragement

  89. Jean smith says:

    Your inspirations are true blessings! Thank you!

  90. Angela Sherlock says:

    Only Christ Can Be The Answer

  91. eileen mays says:

    Remember, my child, I live you.

  92. Jayne Hansen says:

    Thank you for sharing! It’s tempting to ‘have something to say’ when people face tragedy such as you have faced. My cousin has been widowed with two small boys this spring and I will be praying this message over her and reminding her that God sees her, knows her, and has a place for her!

  93. He is my everything.

  94. Dorothy Wood says:

    Thank you, Tricia, for breaking it down to a simple six words. As soon as I finished reading the devotional for today, this dropped in my spirit. “I lack, but He is enough.”

  95. Courtenay Sobral says:

    I am His Daughter, always loved.

  96. Wow– that totally blesssed my socks off. I’ve never seen a devotional written in that style. It was fresh and truthful and ran me through the whole spectrum of emotions. And then you reminded me that God loves me. Knows me. And will fight for me. Thank you for bravely sharing your story so I can see mine in a new light.

  97. This devotion really spoke to me this morning. I was suddenly widowed at 41 left to raise a 10, 6 and 9 month old alone. Thank you for writing and sharing your faith.

  98. Hang in there, I am here

  99. Meggan Rogers says:

    Loved your devotion for today June 21st. Thank you.

  100. Andrenette Williams says:

    I leave comments but never win..

  101. Have mercy upon me O Lord…

  102. Laurie Anne Scott says:

    I have a friend who has just dropped her husband off at a rehab facility. He will be gone for one year. She needs to know that SHE CAN DO THIS.

  103. Thanks for the reminder this morning. God is with me and I will pursue Him to learn more about how He loves me.

  104. There is only ONE YOU,I chose to make you!!!

  105. Andrenette Williams says:

    It’s hard I know..keep going

  106. What a blessing to be redirected in my thinking from the negative self-talk to how God would view me. Thank you.

  107. Phyllis Immanuel says:

    As I read her story, I was compelled to feel compassion for her and to pray for her. Thank you for this poignant life story of suffering.

  108. Dana Gibson says:

    I woke up in the night and had the desire to read the post in Proverbs 31. This spoke to me in so many ways… Thank you for sharing the amazing gift the Lord blessed you with!!! I’m certain I will return to these words many times for reassurance. God Bless!

  109. Thank-you so much for this word today. I’ve been struggling terribly with feeling like I’m not enough for my husband or children or anything lately. I needed to hear that I am known and seen and cherished and loved. That should be all of our six word story.
    “Known and seen, cherished and loved.”

  110. First summer day; outside with Jesus!

  111. I am so sorry for your loss Tricia. Thank you for your devotion. It has challenged me to write my six words.

    I have several but here are a few….

    God is our refuge and strength. Psalm 46:1

    But joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

    Good comes to those who WAIT.

    ~Lisa~

  112. Denise Palmer says:

    In your devotion today, there was a little section at the very last of it:

    Reflect and Respond
    If Jesus were to send you a very personal message that speaks to your questions of who you are, what might He say? What six-word memoir might Jesus write about you?

    I lost my oldest son in a car accident at the age of 17 in August of 2015. Still, questions flood my mind:
    Could I have prevented this if I were a better mom?
    If I had that “motherly instint, I would’ve know what he was doing and I could’ve stopped it.
    We had the typical mother-teen son relationship. Do you think he knew how much I loved him?
    …and that’s just a few.
    I feel that God has reassured me that Tyler is with Him, he’s doing just fine, now Tyler is just waiting on me to join him. But it’s that absence of my child that left this hole in my soul that only meant for him. God reassures me every day. But I just always have a hard time accepting it because I feel that, if I were a better mom he’d still be here. So I choose to beat myself up instead.

  113. Widowed mother overcomes tragedy, authors book. We all have set backs in our lives. Some harder than others, but for those of us who may continue to undergo tragedies, your experience and accomplishment can help us. I would like your help in getting me to overcome my tragedies.

  114. Jen Barrett says:

    I am free to be me! ( In Gods will of course)

  115. Sharon +C says:

    You are my strength. Lead me.

  116. Family split. Trusting God for restoration.

  117. Susan Green says:

    But for the Grace of God!

  118. AnnMarie Knight says:

    I would love a copy of this book.

  119. Kim Miller says:

    Would love to win this book!

  120. Debbe Arnette says:

    I needed this today. My baby sister died Monday, June 19th. I’m so afraid her daughter (my sisters only child) and grandchildren will not be making the trip today. I am afraid she has gotten caught up ‘in what she is instead of who she is.’ I need to pray for her and let God handle the rest. Thank you

  121. Christine says:

    Birthday. Every year: hope, disappointment, sadness.

  122. Sharon Seneker says:

    6 words: I would like to read book 📚

  123. Angie Anderson says:

    Thank you! That’s a challenge to write my story in 6 words! I like God’s words: You are Mine, you are enough! ❤️

  124. Someone dear to me recently said, “I’m fat, he doesn’t want me.” I want her to feel and know the comforting words that you wrote, that Jesus might say:
    You are mine; you are enough.
    You: Beautiful, cherished, seen, known, loved.
    You are welcome here, beside Me.

  125. Cindy Herman says:

    I looked up Isaiah 43:1b and I think the reference to the verse is wrong. I am finding that reference says “he who created you O Jacob”.

  126. Susan Wolverton says:

    Thank you for the reminder. It is so easy to let circumstances define us.

  127. Thank you so much for your insightful words today. Oh, how they touched me…right where I am. Divorce is horrible and tries to rob you of all self confidence. It can be paralyzing at times, but thanks to wonderful women like you that our great Lord has enabled to put into words deep aches, times are looking better.

  128. Thank you for this devotion today. Finding six words is difficult. Would love a copy of your book.

  129. Cindy Herman says:

    Sorry, I am wrong. My print is small and I read the paragraphs wrong. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

  130. Laura Shaffer says:

    Great word for today! I needed this. Please enter me in the drawing for your book. Thanks and have a blessed day!

    ~Laura

  131. candyhill says:

    WOW , thanks I have always Loved the 6 words that say it all… Jesus Loves me , this I know.

  132. Linda King says:

    I would love to have this book for my daughter whos is working in an English school in S. KLorea. She is struggling with anxiety issues and really needs some help to cope with them. I feel this book may help her to look up to Jesus.

  133. Gods story lines are always best!!

  134. Jennifer says:

    This was incredibly thought provoking. My six words seem a lot less important than the words God has for me. I must remember, he has greater plans for me.

  135. Christy says:

    Thank you for sharing your story about your pain of loss and hope in God’s love with us. It’s very moving and powerful. I’m so sorry for your loss and encouraged by truth you point to that even in the midst of devastating loss God is faithful. Thank you for your post today. May God bless you.

  136. Bruni Naveira says:

    Thank you for your words of wisdom, and reminding me that God loves me just as I am. (7 words) 🙂
    Would love a copy of your book.

  137. Melissa S. says:

    My dear sister in Christ, my heart aches for you as I read this devotion. Although I know that the Lord has delivered you from this tragedy and has healed many hurts from those moments not so long ago, I am also aware that there are some voids that remain empty. Jesus can fill voids in our lives yes, but we are human and still long for the touch of loved one. I lost my father 32 years ago when I was only 12. I understood death yet I wanted to hold my Dad and smell him, and I couldn’t. That’s where faith steps in. Faith in The Father. Faith in healing. Faith in eternity. Faith in family. May your Faith continue to grow as you lead others to Jesus through your words, life’s lessons, and witness.

  138. What a powerful devotion. It makes me think of and pray for a friend who is walking through a story she never would’ve written, of unfaithfulness and divorce. I would love to give her a copy of this book to encourage her. ❤️

  139. Olga Albisurez says:

    Thank you for your encouraging devotionals.

  140. Nicole Benjamin says:

    The best is yet to come.

  141. Beautifully written for this morning.
    Wanting to know “His love that I don’t deserve”. or “Beautiful, the love I don’t deserve.”

  142. Colleen says:

    Today’s devotion was just what my heart needed. As I’m processing the recent loss of my mom and the reality that both my parents are no longer with me I am at times lost and overwhelmed with emptiness of family, dealing with a broken past and trying to ensure my family has a strong faith foundation . My six word story: Called, claimed, carried, cleansed, chainless.
    Thank you for today’s devotion and sharing your story.

  143. Thank you for your encouraging devotionals. I would love a copy of your book. <3

  144. Sharon Holmes says:

    So sweet, so bruised, so new

  145. Dolly Youndt says:

    I love this devotion. It is easy to get wrapped up in what we are to everyone else. I am thankful for the reminder that we have importance in who we put them to use we are.

  146. Charlisa Clarke says:

    Thank you for this devotional. It really hit home today.

  147. Jameelah Saleem says:

    I can do this

  148. Tiffany says:

    Great and wise words. I have a place I am welcomed. I am enough! I am loved!
    Thank you!

  149. Sheryl Fischer says:

    What a beautiful reminder that no matter how our story is being written we are never alone and always loved!

  150. Empty tired afraid Lord help me

  151. Let Go, Let God Do This

  152. Thank you for this beautiful message! Needed this today.

  153. Patsy hall says:

    My six words would be. I am a child of god

  154. Michelle Hart says:

    Loved these words this morning! I am job hunting and have a chronic illness and have been feeling so discouraged. Reading this reminder that God is for me put a smile on my face.

  155. Melissa Dement says:

    Lost my husband job & home at 47! My world took a 360 degree turn! I just cant imagine loosing my husband & having to raise 2 babies on my own. Thank you there a comforting words spoken in this devotional today. Thank you for sharing

  156. Please, Lord, touch my lonely soul.

  157. He knows my name. I belong.

  158. Rehberg Billiejo says:

    Would love to read your book!

  159. Upside down, inside out, numb and directionless….. but your post has stirred something in me!!!!

  160. Jessica says:

    This is a powerful message that I need to be reminded of every morning. Thank you.

  161. Valerie says:

    Whish he had loved me, confused.

  162. Thank You for this beautiful message.

  163. My girls and I struggle with having confidence. Thank you for your post.

  164. Julia Morris says:

    In my lifetime I’ve made choices I thought were from the Lord but were really not. He continues to love me anyway; He remains my Rock and Tower of Strength through every situation. I am so Blessed He is there no matter the choices I make; He takes our broken pieces and by His Love He makes us whole!!
    My choices, broken pieces, made whole.

  165. I needed to hear this this morning. I’ve faced a lot of physical health losses over the last 27 years and am facing another one now. Thank you.

  166. Brenda Nowell says:

    What amazing words! Spoke to my heart like nothing I’ve read in a long time. Thank you so very much.

  167. This spoke to me in volumes today. I am adopted, a mother of 4 and recently was found by my birth mother. I (my husband) just bought a house of our dreams, moved to our dream city, work from home all while homeschooling our children. Everything sounds great but I find myself still in a weird holding pattern. I find myself still a weird holding pattern. My mind seems to be stuck in an identity crisis. This message today really resonated with me. So thank you for pouring out your heart and being transparent.

  168. CONSTANCE CINKO says:

    I thought he loved me. I have been separated for 6 months. Every day remains an emotional struggle.

  169. I love you, never forget that.

  170. Amy Osborne says:

    I would love to read this book!

  171. Martha Parrish says:

    I would love to read your book. I loved your writing today and I’m sorry for your loss and thankful we can have confidence through our loving Father through all circumstances.

  172. Rebecca DeBaar says:

    Thank you for sharing… I love how God go we us that story or song that we need at that very moment 🙂

  173. Cindy b says:

    I am loved. Forever and always!
    Thank you for the lovely devotional. It warmed my heart in its deepest places.

  174. Judy Mohammed says:

    I believe! Rejoice in the Lord!

  175. I battle fear, anxiety and worry regarding my children. I’m a work in progress and when I focus on HIM I feel his presence. That’s what I need.

  176. Six word message for Tricia:
    Gifted writer, sharing God, touching hearts.

    (Thanks you for your article today. It spoke to me and I deeply appreciate your ministry and writing.)

  177. Kimberly Zavala says:

    My 6 word story: Life didn’t go as planned, ok?

  178. Linda Preiss says:

    What lovely thoughts to remember that God is always beside us!!

  179. This message touched me. Looking forward to reading your new book.

  180. Beth Garner Heaton says:

    This devotion is so timely for so many in my life. Thank you for allowing God to speak through you.

  181. Right now, I so need the encouragement of your words.

  182. Mallory Allen says:

    Very much looking forward to reading this book!

  183. Angie Jeffers says:

    Thank you. This devotion is what I needed to hear. Grief has been my story. I ask for the book in hopes of comfort and someone who understands. Thank you, Angie

  184. The Reel Story!

  185. I would be so thankful to win a copy of the Confidence – You can Do This book! Thank you

  186. Barbara Moore Ray says:

    Wonderful, soul-touching messages for encouragement and comfort!

  187. Lindsey says:

    Thank you so much for this devotion!
    I put on a happy face every morning , but deep down I’m so hurt & depressed. This devotion really spoke to me today because I too have lost someone very close to me,It is a daily struggle to get up, go to work , be a good wife , to Live a Christian life .

    God knows my heart, I am his

  188. Diana Saenz says:

    “When will my thoughts slow down
    That pretty much sums up my 6 words. I have a problem with my mind going 100 mph and in different directions. It isn’t healthy for me or my loved ones. I can’t even keep up with my thoughts. While having a conversation I jump from one topic to another and I do the same while praying. I know it’s annoying to others cause it annoys me ad well.

  189. Your article was beautifully written.
    I am so sorry you lost your young husband. My sister-in- law became a young widow when my husband’s brother died in 2015 due to ALS. I never know if I should say something on certain holidays like Father’s Day. We keep her and our nieces close like on Christmas and my hubby’s birthday. Your book and blog sound wonderful!

  190. Shauntelle says:

    My six words: God will always fight for me.
    Amen.

  191. Sona Simmons says:

    Husband had an 8-month affair & then left me at age 66 for his other woman. Divorce dragged out 1-1/2 years.
    Through it all, I grew closer to God & have been richly blessed. What comfort knowing He will never abandon me!

  192. Elizabeth says:

    Saved by My grace- forgiven- free.

  193. Beth Jones says:

    Wondering what my six words are…thanks for this thought provoking devotion!

  194. Jessica Voncannon says:

    I’ve struggle with confidence my whole life. I would love the opportunity to read this book

  195. Jodi Smith says:

    I would love to read this! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  196. Stop trying. Let Me write your story. -God

    Thank you for these words this morning!

  197. Bridget M. says:

    Tricia ~ you are an extremely gifted storyteller. In this short posting you took me from smiling and laughing, to somber and still within seconds. And this is exactly how life is, something that can and does change so drastically in a moment. Thank you for sharing your story and allowing God to use your gift to encourage and bless others. Continued blessings to you gifted writer.

  198. Oh what an encouragement it would be to g
    Have a book like this to read now. I have been struggling with having confidence in just about everything but I know I serve a good God who loves me!!

  199. This really hit home with me today. My father is having a very serious surgery tomorrow and has been told he may not wake from this. However, with all my heart I know the LORD has this. Yet, we as humans do wonder and wish we could make it all well. Knowing we have a FATHER in heaven who is right beside me and will walk with me moment by moment is so comforting. The verse today truly hit home. Thanks so much for sharing it with us today.

  200. Karen Pope says:

    Walking with Jesus through each day. Thanks for this devotion. Just what I need to keep walking today. God bless you!!

  201. Kristi Harper says:

    Thank you for today’s devotion. ❤️

  202. Christi Bilderback says:

    I’m so very sorry for your tragic, heartbreaking loss. Thank you for sharing your story and your heart. Thank you for the inspiration you have given me to reflect on my six-word story at different points in my life, and for the comfort and assurance that no matter what my anxiety tells me I am, Jesus tells me, I am loved. God bless you with comfort and peace.

  203. Ines aranguren says:

    Loved this…6 words….but the Ines that truly count are the Ines from Jesus.

  204. Maureen Douglass says:

    Whispering for me to come here.
    I am glad I did. Thank you for today’s devotion.

  205. This devotional really spoke to my heart! I Would love to read this book. This is something that I have been praying about a lot lately… to have confidence in God alone. I’ve always struggled with having any confidence in myself and I second guess everything I do or say, but I’m realizing as a child of His I just need to look beyond myself and find my confidence in Him. This seems like a great tool to get there.

  206. I want to stop writing negative stories…. It seems they always start with the negative….my stories…. Then after a pity party I remember God’s positive ones. I want to skip the others and go straight to God… But its not always easy….the world is so negative right now it seems…makes me sad. This book would be an awesome read for me and many of my women friends….if I win it goes to many because I share my books with many friends.

  207. Mary Lister says:

    Thank you for sharing this…I have many losses in my life right now! This valley is the deepest the Lord had ever allowed, I am trying to hold fast. Some days I win, many I don’t! He is my victor!

  208. Thanks for this exercise of writing my life in six words. My words come from Matthew 19:26
    “…with God, all things are possible.” I struggle with insecurity when my eyes are on me, but, as I release control
    He has done, and promises to continue to do, the impossible. Thanks for sharing and challenging.

  209. Jen Zinsmeister says:

    Touching devotion. I saved it to read again later. Thank you.

  210. Carol A Johnston says:

    Your Story in Six Words touched me . . .deeply. I need to read more of your words filled with wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

  211. Jan Hayes says:

    mother of three daughters must read

  212. Wonderful gift for my daughter

  213. Janet Roembke says:

    This story hit hard as I just lost my mom and I miss her. Life can be hard but God is faithful to meet us where we are. I’ve learned to keep persevering and focused on the Lord, His word, and His promises and surround yourself with people who care about you and come
    beside you to love and comfort you.

  214. Borrowing this sentiment:

    Parents, Tag. You’re it! – The Teachers

  215. Kathryn says:

    Today’s story hit home … I’ve lost a child, a father, and a husband … then God allowed a divorce. Loss, but gain. God IS my all. Thank you for your encouragement.

  216. Donna Nix says:

    I couldn’t imagine going through what you did with the strength you possessed. I do feel like the family black sheep. I can say I have truly rededicated my life to God but I do beat myself up for not staying on His path since saved as a child. I pray for God’s armor everyday to keep Satan away and hold to my narrow path. God is great, merciful, and thankfully, forgiving. God is always there!!!!

  217. Joyce Conrad says:

    Flawed,broken. I still love you.

  218. Carol Lorton says:

    A moving post. Thank you.

  219. Elvera Neudorf says:

    sounds very interesting

  220. Jodee Minter says:

    Wow!! Thank you for your insight!

  221. Susan Simmons says:

    Today’s post was exactly what i needed this morning. Thank you for sharing!

  222. Changing jobs… again! Not sure what path he has me headed on, but I am trusting his plan. The last 6 words really do say it all!

  223. Shirley says:

    God is my refuge and strength.

  224. Donna Geisel says:

    “I know I am not alone.”

  225. Claudia says:

    What a beautiful reminder that God is faithful, no matter what our six word season is! I, too, had to let my husband go home to Jesusvway too early and way too quickly. It’s hard to write a hope-filled story when grief holds you captive. Maybe mine will be: Letting go of grief, moving forward. Thanks for encouraging and challenging me!

  226. Karen Peckham says:

    I love this title! It is so where I am at the moment of needing to know this to be true, again and again. Thank you for the needed and very helpful reminder.

  227. I can relate to you and your struggles as My husband died suddenly as well. Leaning on God was the only way I was able to get through such a horrible time in my life. He was there for me. He never left me!
    My six words are “Accepting God’s will for my life.”

  228. Melanie says:

    Loved by Christ. Saved by grace.

  229. Elia Gonzales says:

    Brain tumor biopsy day for my sister. I prayed my rosary and asked for her to not be afraid. God is there watching over her and He will guide the surgeons hands through the procedure. I opened my e-mail and your story/article was the first one on my list. Thank you for the inspiration and the courage I received. God loves us.

  230. Kathleen Johnekins says:

    Kathy says:

    I SEE you, YOU are LOVE. Thank you for the encouraging word of Confidence.

  231. Darlene Sangiorgio says:

    I have recently had an unexpected job change and todays devotional reminded me that no matter where I am in any circumstance, I am His first. I would love to win a book. I have a feeling I may need some reminders of that this year and a dose or confidence to get me through the “unknowns.”

  232. Thank you for this wonderful devotional!

  233. Oh my goodness….what a message from the heart of God that I really, needed to hear today. Now I challenge myself, what is my six word story?

  234. Carol Luukas says:

    Thank you for this post today.It was just what I needed. My family had a fire and lost everything in our home. God is good…we all got out safely but our family pet perished. We have been living in a hotel since end of February. We are having a new house built soon…in God’s timing.
    I would love to win a copy of your book.

    • Carol, I’m sorry to hear about the fire and your loss. My prayers are with you for strength as you walk this path, and hope the new house goes up without too much trouble! I love your positive outlook! It’s not always easy to have when we go thru a trying time. God Bless.

  235. Great post! First, I’m sorry for the sudden death of your husband 7 years ago. The journey no one wants to be on, but so many are. My story in 6 words, I started thinking about it as I read the post this morning. maybe a few like these, Suicided son, heartbroken, lost, masks. or, Our 3rd Graduation, college, empy-nester. Learning who I am now. Interesting exercise, in thinking about my life and where I am and where I’m going…Ill be 50 in October, and so ready for a new career, after 25 years as a home childcare provider Im ready to be done, to do something else, but what? Not sure what that 6 word sentence would be…

  236. Lynn Starks says:

    Excellent devotion and one I needed to read today!

  237. Shirley Stallworth says:

    Tricia

    This is by far the most impactful message that I have read since subscribing to P-31 Ministries. I am so full right now. God bless you and continue to bless others with your anointing for words!

    Shirley

  238. Sherry Hood says:

    Divorced single mom tired scared enduring

  239. Betty prindle says:

    Your story touched my heart and made me think. My six words are “I strive to improve each day “

  240. Teresa York says:

    This lesson has given me a new way of thinking about my life and the lives of those around me. I’m going to apply the six word sentences in my everyday happenings.

  241. Sabrina McElwee says:

    You are loved. Enough. A masterpiece.

  242. Royal blood runs in my veins
    Am a child of the King

  243. I can read this all day.
    God’s love never failing to me

  244. Marsha Patterson says:

    I would love to win that book for a friend who is going through an unwanted divorce and another depressing family problem.

  245. This post was in my email this morning after a sleepless night. I can so relate. I don’t have my 6 words yet but will think of them. I lost my husband of nearly 41 years in a matter of minutes just 2 months ago and I am having a hard time finding my way. One day seems “normal” then something hits me and I can barely survive. I intend on reading more of your words.

    • Marsha Huddleston says:

      I understand so much – one day seems normal and the next day brings overwhelming sorrow where I can’t breathe.

  246. It amazes me how some days I struggle to convince myself to take he time to ready Proverbs31’s daily devotion, but when I let God win and not satan how amazingly calm and at peace I feel after reading the words. Today was no exception. Thank you so much for these words of encouragement. The exercise of writing down what I feel God’s six word memoir for me would be helped me feel a renewed strength through my discouragement and placed a reminder in my heart that I’m where He is calling me to be. Thank you!

  247. Gooch Sandra says:

    I am redeemed saved and loved.

  248. Heather Cunningham says:

    I would love a copy. Thank you!!!

  249. Babette Baker says:

    Thank you for sharing your story! God is using you through the tragedy of loss to help encourage others. I too have gone through loss in divorce. Shortly after I found out of my husband’s unfaithfulness I thought I am alone and God said to me am I not enough? I am learning even in the times of loneliness God is always there for me to talk to and cry to. God bless you!

  250. Yvonne Strickland says:

    Life is too short! Move on!!

  251. Trust me. I got this. GOD.

  252. I would love to win this book! I have 4 girls & the 2 oldest & myself really could use this book. My oldest was getting married & he broke it off 3 months before the wedding.She has been broken hearted! My 2nd to oldest has been thru alot with anxiety & has started therapy sessions for she has hard time in school with other teenagers & had bad car accident months ago. I as a mother struggle with my children hurting & don’t like it!

  253. Maribeth says:

    Nothing is too great for God!

  254. Cynthia Warren says:

    I really enjoyed today’s message. I was taken in by your words in every sentence. It spoke to my heart towards the end when you referenced what Jesus might say in six words to us. I felt my heart melt. Thank you

  255. Debbie Griffith says:

    Such a blessing to be so loved by our Heavenly Father!

  256. This devotion brought a challenge to me which was great! Six words to sum up my life. As a working mom to two little people life can get a little wacky. This devotional put perspective on many things and I’m greatful for Tricia sharing her story. “Be thankful, be still and know.”

  257. Annamarie says:

    My six words: I love you-you are enough.

  258. Can’t begin to tell you how much this spoke to my heart today… thank you!!

  259. Tasha Beck says:

    God is so amazing! I needed to hear this message this morning. Thank you! I can’t wait to read this book!

  260. Tatyana Pashnyak says:

    This story spoke directly to my aching heart, thank you…

  261. God sends you the message you need to hear at exactly the right time. This was one of those messages. I needed these words today. Thank you.

  262. Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to receive the book.

  263. Patricia Mees says:

    My words are. living one day at a time. Would love to win your book.

  264. My six words: Jesus died so I can live.

  265. Janice Elrod says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, Tricia. I want to write but still have fear when it comes to sharing personal life experiences. I must pray for God to remove this fear so I can move forward.

  266. Thank you! Zephaniah 3:17 has been my encouragement and strength!

  267. Jennifer says:

    You are strong, courageous, loving, tender! – 6 words that he would use to describe me!

  268. Courtney Fowler says:

    Wow. Such powerful truths in this message. Definitely needed to hear this today. My rough season doesn’t even compare to those of others. Thank you, Lord, for seeing us as you do and help us to learn to see ourselves through your lens too.

  269. Jill Boydreau says:

    Excited to read this new book.

  270. Kathy Bruns says:

    I’m going to think about this six word sentence. Today it should be–your story was a gift today. Thank you for inspiring me.

  271. Kelly A Stauff says:

    You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!!
    In this changing season of life I am learning to be a prayer warrior princess of God and though I trust God wholeheartedly in these shifting sands and He keeps reminding me that I am His treasured possession that is fearfully and wonderfully made and can do anything who Christ who strengthens me!!

  272. Howard Williams says:

    My 3-word story: JESUS loves me!
    Of course, it’s not just my story alone, but through it all, in it all and after it all JESUS loves us. Like the Psalmist David, I can say – despite the death of my mother as a young teen, divorce as a young adult and the loss of my ministry as a result, financial hardship, sickness and just Life, in general – “The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” GOD is and GOD is good; all the time and for all eternity GOD is good. Thank you for your article and may the LORD bless you and yours.

  273. Lynleigh Palmer says:

    Great devotional. I’ll be mulling over my six words: Blessed beyond measure; not grateful enough.

  274. Mercy Lang says:

    He lives in me, praise God!

  275. He would say “Trust ME with your story, daughter!”

  276. I would love to read, and also share!

  277. Dorothy mallona says:

    Thank you for your honesty and daring to keep loving.

  278. Cindy S. says:

    January 21,2014 husband in heaven.
    Who am I without him now?
    Trusting Jesus- my hope and peace!
    Would enjoy then share your book.

  279. Shawna Barclay says:

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

  280. Vickey Maples says:

    I am looking forward to reading this book.

  281. “Holy Spirit come. I need You.”

  282. Michelle Vasquez says:

    I am a work in progress.

  283. Sheron Hopkins says:

    Wow, I don’t know where to begin after reading your powerful message. Prayers to you for many years of strength as a mom and your future path of knowns and unknowns. You wrote such an important message for reflection daily, seasonal for us all…, and I thank you. Will save, print, and send to friends and family members.

  284. Penny Henson says:

    My child, remember.. I got this

  285. God bless you. I’d love to share your book w my daughter.

  286. Nancy Morrell says:

    Thank you for reminding me…”I knew she was worth it…” Jesus

  287. Would love to share this am daughter.

  288. Mariann says:

    Thank you so much. Your book comes just at the right time.

  289. JoAnna Fonville says:

    God will never leave me alone!

  290. Vicki Malloy says:

    Donna Nix said it very well. I pray that God will bind Satan and keep him away from me as I work through my depression and anxiety and my own losses. I pray God will help me to fight the good fight and that I will always strive to know and do His will. I am so very grateful for his deep Love that He went to the cross for me and saved me. I cannot comprehend such a great Love. And I am so thankful for His grace, mercy, goodness and faithfulness through all life’s trials – always.
    My six word story? Understanding, living God’s purpose is hard.

  291. Mechelle Killingsworth says:

    I would love to receive your book. Your word here was very upliftibg as I’m struggling with adult cildren and feelibg very lonely.

  292. Crystal says:

    Thank you for the reminder of why I can do all the tasks set before me; I am a daughter of the one true King and He chose me to be His princess; no matter what people think or say about me it will not matter because He wants me to be His and I should seek fulfillment through Him!

  293. I love how the 6 word stories clear away the excess and go straight to the heart. Thank you for the much-needed reminder that we are enough in Christ.
    I’m moving into a new phase in my life, taking classes and wondering what’s ahead financially. Even just reading the words “You’ve Got This!” and knowing that God makes it so, was very comforting this morning.

  294. Linda Mooney says:

    Insightful, engaging, helpful for coping with losses.

  295. Sheri Yuille says:

    Would love to have book and the insight it would provide in my life.

  296. Jeanne Deptula says:

    Look up and know I’m God!

  297. Rhea Eggert says:

    Beautifully written. Thank you.

  298. Thank you for sharing the message! It struck a nerve that I need to face!

  299. Ginger Bruzek says:

    Your devotion spoke to me this morning as I am mourning the loss of a friendship. You are a strong woman. May God bless you and your two sons.

  300. Made bad decisions; God loves me.

    I would love your book for my daughter.

  301. Megan Margaret Tracy says:

    Thanks for the Insightful Timely Message! I so needed to hear that!!!
    The six words that immediately came to mind:
    Jesus Loves Me This I Know!
    It’s Perfectly inline with my Favorite Verse, Jeremiah 29:11!
    No matter what! GOD has a GREAT PLAN for our Lives!!!!

  302. Thank you! I needed this this morning!

  303. Felicia says:

    Thank you for sharing your story.

  304. What a true Blessing these Devotionals are!!! Thanks for your thoughts in the way you provide with care,love & Godly direction!

  305. Elisabeth Harper says:

    I believe His story in six words for me is “I am here for you Child”.

  306. I can’t tell you how helpful this devotion was to me this morning. I’m so very lost right now, not knowing who I am or how to move forward. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through you. Now to re-apply my make-up! 🙂

  307. Morrisa Tuck says:

    Experiencing a new season in life and today’s devotion truly speaks to me and my situation. Thank God he loves so much! What can I do without him? You are everything to me, God! With God there is always hope.

  308. Beautifully inspiring encouragement. It led me to think about where I am on this life-journey. I know the future holds no surprises for God, and He will see me through.

  309. Jacqueline Gajos says:

    I know I can do it with God’s help and strengthen. Love the title of the book – I can do this!

  310. I love this story. Some days it’s so hard to feel God’s presence and love. I want to be more confident.

  311. The six-words God might write about me – about all of us as His creations – is this:: “Love, you are my beautiful poem.” Ephesians 2:10 says this, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” The word “handiwork” comes from the Greek word “poiema.” This is where the English language gets the word “poem.” We are literally the “poiema” poem of God. How stunning is that? You, friend, are God’s poem, His masterpiece.

  312. To Whom much has been given…..

  313. Michelle F says:

    Thank you for sharing your story and encouraging others when you have faced such great loss. Your devotional really hit home this morning! Just what I needed to realign my perspective.

  314. Bethany Hardy says:

    Sometimes God uses hard lessons to help us root things out that He wants us to change. Taking full advantage of a hard situation to come out on the other side better and stronger than I am now. The book sounds great and I would love to read it!

  315. Susan Crews says:

    Today’s devotional: Much food for thought
    Retirement: New opportunities to enjoy life
    Retirement: More chances for further service
    Good health: Grateful for each day
    Sweet husband: 46-year life companion
    Four daughters: Rich blessings from God
    Nine Grandchildren: Richest blessings from God

  316. I’ve been walking through a season in my life that has been extremely dark and difficult. In these times, it is easy to doubt the promises of God. Yet this was such a sweet reminder that He is so good, so present, and sees beyond our circumstances.

    “Love you, I’m here; trust Me.”

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen. -Eph 3:20-21

    • Kim Shumake says:

      This devotion was God using you to speak to me. Thank you. I would treasure a copy of the book.

  317. Ama Lita Michaels says:

    Your Story in Six Words is such an encouraging article. Thank you and I am signing up for your blog.

  318. Kristen says:

    So thankful The Creator of The Universe knows my name!!!

  319. What an inspiration and comfort to know!! He is always here for us!!

  320. Would love to win the book as I feel totally opposite from the title right now. Grateful for printers so I can print out your devotional today and re-read it as if a friend where helping to speak truth to me.

  321. Sherry Duncan says:

    With you Jesus, I can do this!

  322. Catherine Carrington says:

    Deep gratitude for this story. I, too, widowed at a young age with two small children, ages 1 yr and 9 months. A sudden fatal heart attack took my husband and the father of my children. My entire being, physical, emotional, spiritual, felt like it was tossed and turned over and over and over again. I am forever grateful to my parents, siblings, extended family for getting me through those difficult years. Now I have 3 beautiful children and 6 delightful loving grand children. Thank you Lord for many blessings.

  323. Patricia Jaracz says:

    I have learned to rely on Christ, always.

  324. Kim Shumake says:

    Thank you for this devotion, it was God speaking to me. I would enjoy reading this book.

  325. Pamela Balogh says:

    Cherished daughter of my loving God.

  326. Signed up for the email devotionals yesterday- what a good Day 1 to start on! Thank you. Prayers for this community today. Hopelessness truly has no place in our stories as children of God.

  327. Loved your devotional from today, 6/21. Very inspiring and insiteful…i would love to read more of what you have to say… thank
    ~Colleen Sohmer
    Long Island, New York

  328. xxxx

  329. When you spoke of loss, and included more than a death, I was reminded of our last-minute change of life plans and here’s the story I came up with, “Last minute change of plans suck.” (Yes, it’s been THAT bad…to use less than polite language. )

    But as you spoke of Jesus and what would he write I made myself think and this came together:
    “She prays and never gives up.”

    Through a rough two years after a last-minute, I welcomed change in where we were moving and settling down after the military I’m still reminded there is always hope in Jesus and I won’t give up just because things didn’t happen as I’d hoped.

    Thank you for this devotion today.

  330. PR Girl says:

    I loved this devotion, about the six-word memoir. Thank you.

  331. Cindy Forrester says:

    Desiring to be more like Him

  332. Ashley Shinn says:

    Looks like a great read!

  333. You are enough; you are mine.
    Have faith, I am in control.
    Be still, know I am God.

  334. I AM “fearfully and wonderfully made!” Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

  335. Very encouraging, thank you.

  336. Estella Jefferson says:

    keep up the good work.

  337. Melissa Peterson says:

    I feel like this is straight from God, thx u so much! Melissa

  338. Heather says:

    I really need to read this book…

  339. Adriana Camp says:

    My biological dad died in a horrible car accident when I was 2 yrs old. I have ALWAYS longed for a Dad and have mourned my deep emotional loss.
    I have often wanted to tell other women how blessed they were to have a father.
    One day in 2012 I had a wonderful revelation that God WAS the only Father I needed and that He has always loved me and has taken better care of me, my entire life, than any earthly father could have.
    My six word story would be:
    I have a Dad; always have.

  340. Thank you, Tricia for sharing your inspiring, touching, heartfelt story. Thank you for showing
    God’s love in words.

  341. I met Tricia at a women’s church event in Parker, CO and have been following her ever since. She is amazing and brilliant and portrays all that I inspire my own life story to be one day.

  342. Jan Tomarkin says:

    I’m praying for continued strength in battling my MS. I know the Lord is with me but I need that constant reminder.

  343. Would love this book

  344. Carolyn says:

    This book would be so helpful to my 23 year old daughter. She is struggling with job searches, roommate searchs, and anxiety at times. I know she needs confidence, and I can’t seem to give it to her. Life advise coming from someone else seems to carry more weight than that coming from mom…..I would love some help!

  345. Amy Wallis Hood says:

    Whoa! Sat outside for 8 hours yesterday writing on one of my four topics for a teen curriculum book. Team of speakers, writers, teachers, moms coming together to build on a Christian Club in our High Schools already in place in many HS. Guess what topic I was writing on? IDENTITY: INSECURITY(Reclaiming Who You Are From Hurts). This was the perfect devotional for today as I ask for God’s guidance! *please don’t include me in drawing though as my topic is due 28th and so many women need this book. And, now I know your book is out there!💜 thank you!

  346. Shannon says:

    I would love to share this book with several of my daughters, who so desperately need to hear that they are not just what the devil is telling them. That they are more, and are Daughters of God!

  347. It would be a blessing to receive this book.

  348. Our stories are amazingly similar…3 months after you, I lost my 41 year old, otherwise very healthy husband through a very short bout with pneumonia. As a mom of two boys, then 9 and almost 6, I know the struggles of overnight becoming a single, working mom dealing with trauma never imagined possible. You are a brave woman for sharing all you do…keep it up!

  349. Devotional today was written for me. Would love to read you book. Thanks!

  350. Wow! So powerful but true!

  351. 💦 “I’m not finished yet; hold on!” 💦

  352. Thanks for sharing this. It resonates with me. My six words today…
    Fear not. I am with you.

  353. Felicia Jones says:

    I was blessed by your devotional. Your transparency hit home and caused me to reflect on the same question. Thank you!

  354. I would love to read this!

  355. Brenda Tomlin says:

    This devotional by Tricia Lott Williford touched my heart. What a wonderful writer to be able to capture so much of life and emotion in a succession of 6 word stories. I look forward to reading more from her.

  356. Jeannie Keller says:

    This book is what I have been praying for! Excited to read Tricia’s new book and would love a copy! I think women have so many different roles in life that we get so caught up in them we sometimes misplace our true identity in Christ.

  357. WONDERFUL Devotional! Thank you, Tricia!

  358. Amy Wallis Hood says:

    You are My Beloved; Trust Me

  359. Patti McDowell says:

    Bless your heart!
    I was a single mother and married a widow at 38. My son was 5. My heart was not sure how to prepare in advance for a loss that he had been through, but I have been praying for courage every day in the last 20+ years. A heart attack, and 5 years later – bypass surgery for him.
    Many opportunities to realize I cannot do this by myself!
    Did I mention I was not raised in church?
    I have been convicted lately with the assurance that this is a test. Only a test. Every opportunity, every meeting, every choice is a test so God can see how I will handle it. And to give me a testimony to share.
    This is a test. My Test.
    I was brought to tears this morning with your loss. Thank you so much for sharing.
    The rooster crows for me daily.

  360. I would really love to read this book. It sounds very interesting.

  361. Claire Pisor says:

    You Can Do This. Wisdom, Tricia.

  362. Jacqueline says:

    Sadly my life has been: Living the dream I didn’t want as indicated in your devotional but because of your devotional I am going to work on changing that. Thank you for your words to help others grow in Him.

  363. Mary Goodwin says:

    Powerful words. Took me almost 40 years to learn these truths and God’s not done with me yet!

  364. Amber Byrum says:

    I will never leave you; Daughter. Thank you for the amazing devotion.

  365. Jennifer says:

    I would LOVE this book for my daughter Aly. She and her husband are new foster parents of 2 small children. I believe this book would be a tremendous blessing and encouragement to her! Thank you for the opportunity for others to receive a free copy of his book…..I know everyone appreciates your generosity!

    WE can’t but GOD can! (I am using the exclamation point as a word for added emphasis 😜)

  366. Karen Keller says:

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  367. Paula Seward says:

    Thank you. This hit the spot.

  368. Nila schwab says:

    Hang in there, I’m with you.

  369. My life seemed to appear in your words. My husband died at 31 and I was left with my 2 small sons, 6 and 2. Footprints in the sand – God carried me through those years.
    Now, they are grown men. I needed this today…everyday. God bless you for writing this article.
    Much love.💗💕

  370. This was truly beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your life and Gods truth
    Six words….

  371. Michele Martin says:

    Would love a copy of this book!

  372. Shannon Richardson says:

    I love this so very much (6) 😉. When I read my daily P31 emails I’m either nodding my head in agreement or maybe have tears of heartache running down my face, or thinking about who I could share this with today. This morning I was only aware of a smile on my face the whole time. I love the examples you came up with. I love how there isn’t just one six word story for any of us, and how we can always change our story…with God. I can’t wait to start writing some of my own! I love this verse and I will be writing it and saying it today. Thank you, thank God for you. In Jesus’ name. Amen 💕

  373. Bedazzled says:

    Loved what you said about letting the Master Storyteller write your story. Mine is unhappy right now as I’ve been married to an abusive man for 30+ years who now has terminal cancer so I have very mixed emotions. Clinging to Jesus for all that my future holds. God Bless you for sharing your triumph through the pain.

  374. This is temporary; I am forever.

  375. Marianne Carlson says:

    He has called me by name. Intuition in Christ is my hope.

  376. Stacey Altepeter says:

    I think we could all use a boost of confidence. I need to learn to embrace mine, focus on my strengths. I know both my daughter (13) & myself would benefit from this book.

  377. Teresa Calvery says:

    Didn’t mean to, did anyway, forgiven.

  378. This would be a wonderful surprise to win this book! Thank you

  379. Mary linda says:

    Wow this message spoke such sweet words of love into my heart today. Thank you! I struggle with deep-seated feelings of guilt and shame over my divorce from 3 years ago even while God gently and persistently woos me and reminds me of His great love for me. My 6 word story continues to feel something like “I messed up and now what?” Or “If only I could go back” or “I am such a failure, God”. But He consistently brings devotions like this one into my path reminding me that instead “I am His beloved, precious child.”

  380. This is a wonderful idea for me personally but also to think about sharing with our women’s ministries ladies!! Thank you

  381. My plans are not His plans. Six words that changed my heart.

  382. Fran Ballard says:

    Thank you Tricia. Your words resonant deeply. This life is fraught with grief and showered with blessing. These times of “winter, winter, winter” can be seemingly endless. They are a time I fight to trust and praise.

  383. This devotional really spoke to me this morning. Thank you!

  384. Someone on a website challenged readers to write their life story in 5 words. Mine was and is: she was unwilling…..but God. He changes everything in my life! And I am so thankful that he does!

  385. Wendy Krosschell says:

    Just read your story about losing your husband. I just lost my only sister in a car accident 7 weeks ago and it’s been a really hard road to travel. I didn’t know at first, that you lost your first husband, but your words were such that I felt you had experienced something silimlar. We were so close and I feel the joy I used to have in life fade away. I love the Lord but sometimes He feels distant to me too. my sister was a Great Christian lady and I know she is with the Lord, but it still hurts so bad.
    Thanks for your writing. Wendy

  386. Suzanne Tripp says:

    I lost my husband last year and would love to read your book.

  387. Joanna Kearns says:

    WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH HORRIBLE SUFFERING AND TOO MUCH TOO NAME PLEASE HELP US AND WE ARE STILL GOING THROUGH ALOT NOW IT WOULD BE A GOD SEND TO WIN THANKS FOR THE CHANCE !

  388. Julie Shoemaker says:

    I would love to share this with my daughter-in-law who is struggling with her diagnosis of MS after 3 years of dealing with pain as the result of 3 car accidents within one year. It is hard for he to see God as a good good Father right now. She so needs this encouragement.

  389. Kathy McShane says:

    Wonderful word of encouragement. Christ can turn any situation around when we allow him to and trust him to do so. He can change our thoughts when we allow him too. Working on my stinking thinking! Thank you for sharing your journey

  390. Tricia – thank you for your honesty. I could “tick off” almost all of your 6-word stories. As Fran said in her comment, it has been “winter, winter, winter” and yet spring for everyone else. It becomes so hard to believe and trust during a time of loss, depression and feeling alone. “He is God, I am NOT”. My six word story.

  391. My story: I lost it all in 2009

    God: Your identity is in Me alone

  392. Thank you for this devo. I think we get so caught up in our everyday lives that we forget, sometimes, how our Wonderful Father sees us. THANK YOU for the reminder.

  393. After I lost Kyle, my 6 word story was:
    Love you, hug Jesus, Love, Mom
    Now it reads Love You Jesus, eternal thanks Lord.

  394. I’m new to this site. It is a wonder to me that God puts in your path people, places and His words just when we need them the most. Many things going on in my life, all very trying. But the one that has been so difficult is watching my mom coming to the end of her days. In and out of the hospital and she still remains warm and loving. Thank you for being you!!

  395. I love this!! I was lost, now I’m found!!

  396. Tammy Wright says:

    Thank you for helping me and others through your devotions. They bring much comfort and wisdom in my daily walk.

  397. I love this … finding my identity in Christ. In Christ Alone I am loved.

  398. DeVonne Johnson says:

    I don’t quite know what write here. But, I am glad I was lead to your devotional today. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I needed ito. God bless you.

  399. Renee Andrews says:

    What an encouraging devotional! Thanks for the chance to win your book. So many can’t seem to face life, I’d love to pass on confidence in Christ.

  400. Bobbi W says:

    I’m daringly along for the ride.

  401. Joyce Alexander says:

    Thank you for sharing your six words. It’s made me meditate on what my six words are for this season in my life.

  402. Natalie says:

    I can do this!

  403. Laurel Petersen says:

    Thank you for your devotion today…God has given you the gift of encourager. I would love the book for a special lady who just lost her husband in May. She is feeling overwhelmed & cannot sleep at night.
    Thank you!

  404. Beautiful reminder. God is writing a story through each of us that reflects his love and glory.

  405. This devotional spoke to me deeply. Would love to read your story.

  406. Nichole L Buchanan says:

    Confidence is one that I’ve always struggled with to say the least. Not only being good enough for those around me, but being good enough to deserve the salvation that Jesus gives us through his bloodshed. It’s overwhelming at times to even think that we are that loved, that valued, that cared for. But we are. And we need to take time out of our day to say it out loud to ourselves. I still find it difficult to take a compliment because I don’t want to seem vain but I am not vain in knowing that I’m loved, I’m beautiful, I’m valuable because I’m His. His love makes me those things, not me. He gets all the credit. Thank you for sharing!

  407. Melanie says:

    Tears steaming down my face now!!! What a wonderful story of how God takes care of us no matter what we are facing! Thanks for sharing.

  408. My 6 word story today is…I choose joy, today and everyday!

  409. Stephanie says:

    I enjoyed the reading today.
    Mine would be-Everything’s changed, God is the same!

  410. Elayne Goodman says:

    I would love to receive this book to read and study.

  411. Lady Nellis says:

    Christ, my friend, my daily sustenance. Thank you for your ministry —and for the opportunity to win this book!

  412. Vicky Nordeen says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. I am going through a divorce, and I really like how you describe it–a death all in its own, and coupled with rejection. You nailed it.

  413. Cynthia Luna says:

    My 6 word memoir at this time;

    Get up and try try again.

  414. What a good exercise of examining this season in six words. Mine could be: Kids leaving, changing roles, what now? Thank you for these words of reflection. I’m taking them with me today. blessings – R

  415. I loved the devotional today. I, too, lost my husband when we were young. I had 3 girls, 12, 8, and 4. My 6 words at that time would be: To dark to see, no light.

  416. Sharon thomas says:

    Interested. Inspired. Encouraged. Challenged. Refocused. Anticipating.

  417. Powerful. Thank you Tricia! Just what I needed.

  418. Marsha Huddleston says:

    This speaks to me. The love of my life, my husband of 39 years, died May 30, 2017, in our home while I held his hand. I have been surrounded by loving family and friends but I feel so lonely without Mickey.
    I appreciate these encouraging words.

  419. Thank you so much for the offer to win your new book! God bless you. I need more of God’s confidence. Today’s reading was very interesting & the mood changed so dramatically & quickly. I guess how life does also. Going to share it with my 2 daughters & a couple of ladies, thank you. God bless you & Proverbs 31 Ministry always! ❤️

  420. Melissa Larsen says:

    I needed this today! Thank you!

  421. Marci Stapleton says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. Your devotion really spoke to me and I would love to read your book.

  422. Monique Routhier says:

    I’m going thru difficult times and could use this book to help me.

  423. Alice Patterson says:

    Forgiven and redeemed!Loved for ever!

  424. Kristen says:

    What an amazing read! Thank you for sharing your story Tricia. I absolutely love the six word memoir idea and plan to use it in the future.

  425. Oh my Tricia… What an inspired, encouraging piece of writing. Thank you so much for the beautiful reminders at the end of how our heavenly Father sees His precious daughters. Needed to be pointed back to those powerful truths. Bless you. L

  426. I would love a copy of this book. I am 51 (nearly 52) years old and I am stepping out in faith to attend grad school for my Masters in Counseling Psychology. I am learning how to be confident each day but honestly just stepping into many of the truths God says about me over the last 5 years. I believe this book is written about a much-needed topic in the church today, WOMEN!! We desperately need to encourage each other to walk in the confidence of who God made us to be in order to accomplish all He has set before us in serving God and our neighbors in this world. Thank you for even considering me.

  427. Carolyn Ingerson says:

    This is what Lord Jesus would say in six words:

    She was lost, She found ME!

  428. Vicki Anderson says:

    This message was so on time for me today. My to do list has grown faster and bigger than the 24 hour day God has given me. My six words are these “Jesus is enough for me today”. Thank you

  429. This was one of the most touching devotions I have read. Thank you for sharing .

  430. Erin Stuedemann says:

    My six words right now are these – Missing my daughter every single day.

  431. Kimberly says:

    So thankful that He loves me!

  432. I would love to read your book!

  433. What a great message today. It really spoke to my heart and made me look at my trials in a new perspective.
    Thank you!

  434. I would love a copy of your book to share with my daughter. Thank you!

  435. This devotional was forwarded to me by a friend. My recent death came in the news that my 18-year-old unwed daughter is pregnant. It’s a death of a different kind…a death of dreams, the death of hopes, and yet the realization that God can bring beauty out of ashes.

  436. My 6 word testimonies:
    1. Preparing me for what comes next
    2. Excitement and freedom in trusting God

  437. Rebecca Hillard says:

    I can’t, God can, God will!

  438. Tracy Sigl says:

    If lucky enough to get selected, I would share this book with a friend who lost a friend in a matter of a few hours. That group of friends is struggling- this mom of 6 was 34 yrs old, bathing the baby and gone just like a snap of your fingers.

  439. Stephanie Fidelak says:

    This was a much needed read for me today! Thank you.

  440. Faith Black says:

    Jesus to me: “Faith, lighten up on yourself daughter”.

  441. Alice Patterson says:

    Forgive and redeemed, loved for ever!

  442. Alice Patterson says:

    Oops, Forgiven and redeemed, loved for ever!

  443. Mona Riggs says:

    Wow! Thank you for comforting and encouraging us with the same comfort you received of the Father. 2 Cor. 1:3-4

  444. My six word story…
    I’m ready! God, lead the way!

  445. “You are mine; you are enough.” I needed to hear those words. Thank you 🙂

  446. Brenda Hungerford says:

    Thank you for sharing……through 44 years of marriage, 5 children, nearing retirement but cancer claimed my husband….nearly 7 years ago already…not as suddently as your loss as we had 21 months of hopes, disappointments, highs and lows, then gone…….I’ve navigated well through this time yet your statement: Sometimes, a person can get deeply caught up in what she is instead of who she is, just SO defines what I’ve battled with! I merely lost my confidence!!!! I know “me”, but I lost being the confident wife, mom, Nana, sister, friend when I lost him……..it’s taken time and ups & downs to find “me” because it is not “us” any longer. Thank you for foucsing me on who He calls me……always loved “He called me by name before I was”….and still do, but it faded deep inside my heart when I realized “us” was no more!!!! I needed to review this today! Thank you!

  447. Irma Romero says:

    Hello I think my 6 words would be : me -2 cancer-0 Praise God. Right now I think my daughter could use a book like this she is going through a extremely stressful time and it’s seriously affecting her heart . She’s newly engaged and is planning her wedding but I don’t want to in a hospital because she blacks out. I’m hoping & praying for her. 🙏🏽

  448. Vicki H. says:

    Thank you for sharing your story… I’m going to have to think about my 6 word story because as you know your story can change in a blink of an eye.

  449. Judy Smith says:

    Love this! As I scrolled through my daily emails I didn’t delete this, I decided to open it and changed my mood instantly. Thank you.
    Love this 6 word idea. I will use this in my job and as a parent and grandparent.

  450. Beth Thomas says:

    What an interesting exercise! To think of your life in only 6 words. Thank you for sharing your story and reminding me how God see me today!

  451. karen Cortez says:

    Reminds me of that song:

    One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus!!!

  452. Would love this book to help me right now. Thankful for these women.

  453. This devotion so touched me. I’m going through some tough life changes at 70. I’m scared. I feel unworthy.
    Thank you for your words of hope and confidence.

  454. Julie Black says:

    Loved your devotion today. May God continue to bless your writings, they are a gift.

  455. Melinda Coldwell says:

    I’d love a copy of this book!

  456. Alison Worden says:

    Thank you for today’s devotion. I am going through a rough season and I think your book on confidence could be a true help to me. Bless you.

  457. Wendy Fehlauer says:

    Wendy E Says: Tricia ,
    This message was so timely and wonderful. I made a copy so I can dwell in it and glean the message when I am rested and not with my perpetual ” to do list ” . I would enjoy your book but realize so many here would..so I will keep this copy and try to work on this one aspect of this concern I have …the struggle of real everyday life and where my spiritual life is in weaving the two together. At 66 years of age, I realize all the insights others have and sometimes someone else’s insights just hit the mark. Thank you.

  458. Chris Howard says:

    This devotional really touched me today. There are so many kinds of loss. I am sharing it with a friend who just lost her 27 year old son last week. Thank you.

  459. Thank you for that beautiful reminder! God is with me through it all❤️

  460. Antionette Williams says:

    “I am nothing without you Lord”

    Those are the six words that I would say. This devotions really was an eye opener for me. I feel like I have been moving through life just flowing with the motions and ultimately having a “that will do” mentality. God has a plan and purpose each of us. I am now motivated to really find out what that purpose actually is. Please keep me in prayer as i find my true calling here on Earth. I have so many desires and I know that if those desires are not aligned with what God’s will is for me, then I need to be able to see that and adjust accordingly.

  461. Marita Roberts says:

    Thank you for reminding me that even though I am “fatherless” here on earth, I have a Heavenly Father who is always here for me!

  462. Marielle Guynup says:

    The words that popped into my head when I read your story in 6 words were “saved by the grace of God”.

  463. Jan Massey says:

    I would love to win a copy of “You Can Do This”
    Thanks in advance!!

  464. Lisa Billman says:

    I really enjoyed your devotional and your writing style. Would love to have your book. 60 years old on 6/25 and have fought this battle all my life.

  465. Beverly McEntire says:

    My version: betrayed, unloved, traumatized, depressed, searching, recovering
    God’s version: redeemed, loved, protected, delivered, renewed, victorious

  466. Beautiful devotion. Such comfort knowing God is with us through any situation.

  467. This is a really good message! God’s words would be, ” You have been a challenging soul.”

    I have been a challenging person these last few years. It hasn’t been easy, but my faith was lost and now it has returned stronger and better than ever! I have grown very much. I believe you go through struggling and hard times for a purpose. It helps you lean on God and all the Saints in heaven.

  468. Jennifer Roe says:

    Ive read both of your love stories and I have never held on to every word as I have reading yours. You are blessed and so loved, Thank you for sharing. ~Jennifer

  469. I am sharing this devotion with my daughters. There are all in different places in life – but they need ti remember that God has this! He has planned our lives and will be there for us always. Thank you!

  470. SHARON ROSENBARGER says:

    I always enjoy the devotionals but this one… absolutely the one written for me! Notice the 6 words! My mind is flowing with 6 word messages from Holy Spirit… “I will always fight for you!” “You are enough, don’t give up.” “Don’t let distraction take your gaze…” “You were meant for this ministry” “Don’t surrender your calling so easily.” “Let Me order your steps today.” “What would Jesus think about this?” and on, and on, and on.
    Thank you.

  471. Loved this post. I’m going to start working on my six words.
    http://Www.dayswithpeggy.com

  472. Thank you for the reminder that Jesus knows our name…He delights to call us friend.

  473. Karina Aasen says:

    Thank you for a thought-awakening post

  474. Lori Chadwick-Jenkins says:

    This devotion literally made me catch my breath – I so recognized myself in it. Thank you for reminding me of what God says about me and that my six words are always overshadowed by HIS. God Bless!

  475. Irene Almanza says:

    Words directly spoken to me. I am not alone as I walk through this valley. Thank you for these words of inspiration and hope.

  476. Glenda Johnson says:

    What an awesome story! My heart broke for you but God saw you through it all!

  477. Tammy Lee says:

    Loved this post. Sharing with my young adult children.

  478. Jennifer Windham says:

    Forgiveness isn’t impossible, now give it!

  479. Sharon Laster says:

    Very uplifting words. It is a comfort to know God knows my heart and holds me dear.

  480. Bette Blough says:

    My husband also passed away when he was 31 years old and my kids were 3 and 7 years old. It was life changing for all of us! I would love to win her book. God is amazing!

  481. Darlene Mattausch says:

    Love the message & really would like this book!!! Will buy if I don’t win the contest!

  482. I was very moved by the devotional; it really made me stop and think. How do I see myself? How do others see me in day-to-day life? Most importantly, how does God see me, the true me? It is a reminder of God’s unconditional love, faithfulness and sustaining grace.

  483. Loved the inspiration. I am going to think about my 6 words, and what they may be, all the time now!
    I feel inspired.

  484. Sheila Luker says:

    I lost my son in 2008, your message helped me so much. Thank you

  485. Karen Herrington says:

    Thank you for this devotional. The song, “He Knows My Name” came to my mind while reading this, I have a Maker, He Formed My Heart, Before even time began, My life was in his hands
    He knows my name, He knows my every thought, He sees each tear that falls, And hears me when I call.

    I’m at a stage in my life where I have experienced the rejection of a divorce, remarried, now have 7 grandchildren, having to recently with the help of my siblings put our father into a nursing facility because of dementia, but, I can rest in the knowledge and comfort that the King of Kings knows my name and I am HIS!

  486. Right now I am getting through PPD as a parent of two. I am learning to juggle my newborn who was born five weeks early. He is learning about this world and is really showing his personality. Very strong willed. And I have my other son who is about 2 1/2. He is very strong willed as well. I feel like I can connect in some way with your two sons and just going through the emotions of daily life as a parent. I want to know more about this author and how she coped with her loss. I’m so sorry that she lost her husband. I can’t imagine a great loss. I love the title of the book and it calls to me. I can do it! Sometimes I call out to God and I say ” I can’t do it!”…

  487. Thanks for the new perspective on the day. Which six words define me?

  488. Jill White says:

    I’m going through the most intense trial of my life and would love a copy of You Can Do This.
    Thanks.

  489. Jill White says:

    Yes you can send me email.

  490. Thank you for this devotion today. I so always need to hear the Lord say,” you are loved.” I am my own worse enemy. I am loved by many and have a great life. I want to be free to let myself love me. It is hard to fathom the love like Jesus has for each us. I want to grab hold of that love and never let go.

  491. Jill Edwards says:

    What an awesome read this morning! Was feeling draggy, groggy, and why bother today! Thankful I felt like I needed to read this. God is faithful. Thank you for being His spokesperson to His child today !

  492. Priscilla Ahadjie says:

    Thank you this piece spoke to me today. He knows my name and thoughts!!!!

  493. Stephanie says:

    What a well timed devotion this morning! Thank you for sharing.

  494. Thanks for today’s devotion. My husband suddenly left me and my daughter a couple weeks ago. I needed to see the six word memoirs God may write about me. Especially that I am enough.

  495. Shelley Shaw says:

    Excellent devotion. Beautiful reminder. Trust Him.

  496. This was an amazing devotion. Experiencing deep trauma truly feels as though your world has tilted on its axis – everything you know about reality has been seismically shaken. In the 18 months since discovering my husband’s infidelity, we have done an immense amount of work – and suffering – and I am on the road to embracing complete forgiveness and reconciliation. It is all God’s doing – I have reached a point of surrender that pure rationality alone could not have achieved. I have learned that God still reigns, he is sovereign, and that he has allowed this completely devastating situation to occur in his infinite wisdom, trustworthiness and grace, and, indeed, love. With him, all things are truly possible, but we must come to a place of surrender and cooperation. Not my will, but yours, Lord. I am trusting by faith to replace the fear – invoking question of “what if?” with the peace-producing assurance of “even if” as I consider the future.

  497. My life came crashing down with A MS diagnosis. ‘I am not the diease but?’
    What you wrote reminded me I am defined by this diease….but I am defined by God.
    Thank you Julia

  498. Glowing smile, your arms await us…

  499. Thank you for sharing a part of your story. I would love to read this book.

  500. Jane bokun says:

    This was just what I needed.

  501. Andrea Fehr says:

    My heart rose up and said, “Amen” at the message of hope and truth you’be crafted in this devotional.
    My brother passed away Sept 4,2015 leaving his beautiful wife and kids 8,5 behind.
    God alone is our hope, peace and joy.
    Well done! Keep on in writing your heart. Blessings

  502. Natasha Gilbert says:

    My Story in 6 Words: Learning to lean on you GOD.
    Knowing that I can’t do it on my own. I try so hard to be that strong mom, sister and daughter and I have finally realized that I can’t do it alone. The decisions that I have made were not ordain by GOD and the outcome was not a pretty one. I hurt, I was mad and angered. I put others before my Father and as we all know our Father is a very jealous Father he doesn’t like that at all. But because he loves me so much he is opening my eyes to see that I still can be a strong mom, sister and daughter but I have to surrender everything to him because I can’t do it. I’m tired and weary and I need him everyday every hour every minute. So if it is in his will not mine this too shall pass and I will still be grateful and content with what he says.

  503. Poignant and so deeply moving. You have reminded your readers that words are powerful and meaningful. Even more so each of God’s Word is alive for us to take comfort from.

  504. OK, I did this reflect and respond with my husband while we were on our way to work this morning. I was surprised of what he said. He said “Jealousy, Anger Issues. Beautiful Wife. Sad. I’m like what???? He told me that he still had some jealousy that he has a beautiful wife and that he is not that good looking. WOW! A moment please. I just found out that he is still battling trust issues from his previous relationship. I know he was badly hurt a while back between his ex and his brother. Well it’s a good confession because God revealed to me with his struggles still are. He does have some anger issues but their always towards himself not me. He said he’s disappointed and sad that he had to go thru a bad relationship before he got to something wonderful. I encouraged my husband and told him “I value our marriage, in my eyes he is everything to me, that God give me another chance at love with a man who loves God like I do. Maybe things didn’t work out before but God put us together for a reason and to bring forth his teaching and ministry. Our fathers are both Pastors and Evangelist and it is so wonderful be in a Christian family. I told him “this is our blessing, second chance”. We serve a awesome god who doesn’t not limit what we ask for. We prayed together and it feels so good to just hear what My husband had to say. I didn’t judge him or get upset. I had to understand where he was coming from and the brokenness he endure for years. I love our marriage and I know God is not done with us. Thank you for this devotion, we had a chain breaking moment this morning, Thank you Lord.

  505. Today’s message was profound. Thank you for giving me six words to replace the ones I’ve been using. Divorce coupled with rejection shook my world. My six words were, “I did not see this coming!” Better yet, I had a three word story. “I never knew.” I will hold onto the fact that “my story is not finished yet.” Thank you

  506. Eric Williams says:

    I reminisce. He manifest. One Love.

  507. Teresa Mason says:

    Only feeling loss as an empty nester now but because of anxiety & depression I deal with, it’s hit me pretty hard. Would love to have a copy of this book! Thank you for the opportunity & I can’t even image that kind of loss you endured!

  508. Barbara Hellriegel says:

    My life changed forever that day

  509. loved, forgiven, cherished, daughter of God

  510. Bernice Swaim says:

    Today’s devotional spoke to my heart, reminding me that even in my senior years, God calls me by name. Precious thought!

  511. “WILLIE DOESN’T LIVE BY BREAD ALONE.’ (6 word challenge)

  512. Here’s my 6 word memoir:
    I keep falling, Jesus keeps lifting

    Thank you for writing this encouraging devotion.

  513. depression, lonely, child of the king

  514. His 6 words to me…Faith. Patience. Trust in my timing.

  515. Rebuilding. Finding myself. Me myself and I.

  516. Kimberly says:

    An amazing devotion. I love when these hit home and this one sure did. My story may be worded like this:
    God: Why did you allow this?
    or this:
    Waiting for the storm to subside
    I know He loves me. I am praying for peace.

  517. Loved. Accepted. Enough. Cherished. His daughter.

  518. Jamie Braziel says:

    Thank you for this message. I need it. I am his; it is enough.

  519. Barbara Vanatta says:

    Still holding your hand, My child.

  520. DRUEDEAN MCGEE says:

    HI TRICIA, I TYPE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I’M FARSIGHTED AND CAN SEE THE LETTERS BETTER (I DO APOLOGIZE…I’M NOT SCREAMING AT YOU OR MAD)😆😆😆 I LOVE YOUR PIECE; MY HUBBIE AND I WERE MARRIED & PASTORS FOR 20YRS, HE PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY WITH A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AT 41YRS OLD,I BECAME A WIDOW AT 40YRS OLD,WITH A 16MO OLD SON, AND 7 OTHER CHILDREN. THE CHILDREN RANGED IN AGE AS WHAT IS CALLED “STAIRS-STEPS” FROM 11-1/2,13,15,16,18,19,20. MY WORLD SEEM TO STAND STILL, AND END THAT DAY OF MAY 29, 1994 MEMORIAL DAY. I’VE WALKED IN YOUR SHOES, AND THOUGHT I WOULD LOSE MY SANITY,BECAUSE IT SEEMED THAT EVERYTHING I KNEW ABOUT GOD AND THE 22YRS I’D BEEN SAVED AND FILLED WITH THE HOLYGHOST WAS BEING PUT TO THE TEST!MY OLDEST DAUGHTER WAS HOME FROM COLLEGE FOR THE SUMMER I BELIEVE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL WASN’T OUT FOR A FEW DAYS. MY HUSBAND WAS AT HOME WHEN HE HAD THE HEART ATTACK AND MY DAUGHTER AND I TOO; I WAS A RN NURSE BY PROFESSION AND MY DAUGHTER HAD CPR TRAINING SO SHE WORKED ON HIM WHILE I CALLED 911 AND ANOTHER RN FROM THE CHURCH ACROSS THE STREET(WHERE THEY WERE HAVING NOONDAY PRAYER) FROM THE HOUSE. THE OTHER NURSE WORKED ON HIM UNTIL THE PARAMEDICS GOT THERE AND THE CONTINUED WORKING ON HIM AS THEY PUSHED HIM INTO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL ER WHERE THEY CONTINUED(SOME OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL KNEW HIM PERSONALLY FROM AS FAR BACK AS HIGH SCHOOL AND CHURCH AFFILIATIONS)WORKING ON HIM OVERTIME TO NO AVAIL, AND HAD TO CALL IT! I’VE SAID ENOUGH….I JUST KNOW I’VE BEEN THERE…..IT’S BEEN 22YRS LATER,I’M 63YRS OLD, MY BABY SON IS 24YRS OLD,THE REST OF THE CLAN ARE ALL GROWN AND MARRIED WITH CHILDREN. I WON’T SAY THAT I RAISED THEM BY MYSELF BECAUSE IT TOOK “A VILLAGE”(GOD, CHURCH FAMILY, EXTENDED FAMILY, FRIENDS, COMMUNITY AND THE SMALL CITY)AND FOR THAT I’M SO THANKFUL!!! I’M YET A WIDOW, GOD HAS CARRIED US THROUGH IT ALL AND WE STILL ARE HIS AND TRUSTING HIM ALL THE WAY FROM EARTH TO GLORY! I LOVED THE FACT THAT YOU SHARED HOW GOD BROUGHT YOU THROUGH AND YOUR DEVOTIONALS MAKE YOU A LIVING TESTIMONY TRICIA! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SHARING, I KNEW THAT SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE HAD GONE THROUGH LIKE ME AND THAT I WASN’T ALONE, JUST IN ANOTHER ERA! MAY THE BLESSINGS OF GOD BE UPON YOU!

    • Pepper Helms says:

      Thank you for posting your story. Its so good to hear from other widows that have walked a similar path and survived and thrived!

  521. Very thought provoking devotional! Would love to read your book!

  522. Pepper Helms says:

    Thank you for your story; it resonates with me as I was a relatively young widow too. So much of our identity tends to be wrapped up in our roles so that you can feel unidentifiable (if that’s a word!) when that role collapses. Love the six word concept – keeps it simple and focused.

  523. Divorced,alone, but loved by God

    • Been there sis. But God will always make a way for you. Just depend on him and keep the faith. It will be alright, trust me, it will.

  524. Debra Diggs says:

    6 word Memoir
    My Children My Grandchildren My Soul

  525. Teri Howell says:

    Excellent and thought provoking.

  526. Marilyn Jaeger says:

    Your book sounds awesome! I am leading a Bible Study at my church for 18 of us. I am using Karen Ehman’s book … I did the study in April/May online … Listen, Love. Repeat. The ladies are loving it. So many basics that we have all heard but so easily forget in our hurry, scurry world. I would love to win your book. 🙂 I love the different ‘life in six words’ there are throughout our lifetime.

  527. I so needed this this morning. I’m going through a divorce, trying to support two young children, and fighting for child support. I’m maxed out emotionally, financially, and on all fronts. I know I am His beloved, but anything I can read, listen to, sing, etc… affirming this is just such a blessing. Thank you for the gift of your words today!

    • Blakely, I thought I was the only one that went thru what you are experiencing. I know this feeling too well, I went thru my divorce in 2014 and for me it was the best thing that happened to me. I got out of a controlling and abusive relationship and now God has blessed my family so much. I still struggle at times but God will always make a way. I have one son from my previous marriage and sometimes it’s challenging when no child support coming in but eventually they will understand. My son does. Just talk to your children and be up front with them. Don’t make promises you can’t keep but always remind them of God’s love and prayer together. I will keep you in prayers.

  528. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

  529. Abusive childhood. Low esteem. Needed love.

    Married addict. Tolerated abuse. Sought God.

    He lied. He left. God stayed.

    Blamed me. Family believed. God strengthens.

    Nightmares abound. Seek help. God directs.

    Through fire, through floods. God saves.

    God knew. God heals. God loves.

    God assures. Finding myself. Healing begins.

    Accepting self. Moving on. God leads.

    Sums up life. God is faithful.

    God was. God is. God saves.

  530. Roxanna Funk says:

    Thank you for the awesome devotion!!

  531. I had the privilege of reading Tricia’s book early as part of her launch team. It’s amazing! I highly recommend getting it as soon as possible.

  532. Cathy Stoffel Koehm says:

    Thank you. Needed that. God inspired.

  533. Judy Peterson says:

    Blessings come through reading Proverbs 31. My six words for proverbs 31 ministry(above)

  534. Susan Ballew says:

    Six Word phrase that I need so desperately need to believe from God:
    You are loved unconditionally, my daughter.

  535. Cindy Yake says:

    Heartbreak: God brings beauty from ashes

  536. Erica frausto says:

    So greatfull for Gods never ending love.

  537. 💕💕 this, He is writing our story right with us!

  538. Unloved by mother; still God’s Beloved

  539. Stacey Cochran says:

    Never forsaken, Never alone, Never unloved

    Beautiful words that I needed today

  540. Tanya Tomasovich says:

    Your column today truly hit home! Yesterday was one month that my beloved husband, my best friend, the only love of my life passed away. Having no children, there are times I feel so alone. But I pray faithfully, and know John is at home with Our Lord. I know I will one day see him again. Thank you for your column/email today. It was like God placed you in my path. 🙏

  541. Today these words encouraged my heart so much! I gave my heart to God many years ago, and never would have dreamt that my life’s story would have followed this path. I believe you wrote for me today, thank you.

  542. Toni Morgan says:

    My heart aches a lot. If feels as though God should be soooo disappointed in my progress. I love the Lord and spend the time I can with him in reading and studying his Word, but it just seems I CAN’T GET IT RIGHT! If feels like I just CAN”T DO IT. Stay on the right path as a mother, wife, working mom, church leader. I just need more encouragement and help with how God see’s my effort.

  543. Tinnesha English says:

    I read this and I had to fight to keep from crying. I really needed to read this devotional today. So much of what you shared spoke directly to my heart. I’m facing a devastating divorce that seemingly came out of nowhere and I just can’t shake the temptation to wonder what does it mean about me and who I am that this is happening to me. It’s a rejection, a loss, an abandonment, a betrayal like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It’s made me question my worth, my loveableness (if that’s even a word). I needed to be reminded today and probably many days after today what Jesus’ memoir is about me even in spite of this.

  544. Janet L. Davis says:

    I simply love Proverbs 31 and use it has my morning devotions along with Bible reading and prayer. Thank you. My six words are, “I am a daughter of the King.” Not original, but works for me today.

  545. Thank you for your encouragement. In the midst of a trial (small in comparison to so many), my heart feels a bit anchor-less sometimes. Thank you for reminding me Who holds me in place. I can remind myself but you know how that is – you often just need to hear it from the outside & hearing it from an unbiased source, even better. Thank you again!

  546. Joni Sobels says:

    Thank you for putting your thoughts down on paper to strengthen the rest of us in Gods plan. My story is similar – my husband killed in a car accident at age 25. I was a grieving widow with a 2 yr old and a 5 month old. God carried us and we rejoice in Him!

  547. SHEILA SMITH REID says:

    My six – word story:
    Without Jesus I was not whole.
    With Jesus I am now complete.
    I greatly enjoyed this devotional.
    Thank you!

  548. Melissa Garcia says:

    Beautiful

  549. Elizabth says:

    My faith in God will prevail.

  550. What six-word memoir might Jesus write about you? Peaceful,Spirit-filled,Gypsy,plant-powered_RN!…. Well more like 7.

  551. Margaret Hite says:

    I have 2:
    It’s not what it looks like
    Margaret: Heard, Chosen, Loved, Unique, Storyteller

  552. This is just what I needed today. I too am a young widow…and can barely say the word. Sometimes weariness just overtakes me. Per God’s perfect plan, I can upon your website today. Thank you! It’s just what I needed to be recharged.–Debbie

  553. Bonnie Ritchie says:

    Loved this today. It was exactly what the lord wanted me to hear. Thank you!

  554. You can’t see it; I’m working. I feel like that’s what he would write for me. There is a bunch of uncertainty in my life, but I know God is working in my life right now!

  555. Not my will God, but yours. Trying to wrap my head around a marriage ending basically now after 34 years, he had me served papers in November and he is still not wanting to get anything settled, won’t talk to me, won’t let me have any of my stuff. Was totally blindsided, did not see it coming. Remembering that God does see and know all and just have to believe and trust.

  556. Best devotional I have currently read

  557. Carissa Simpson says:

    Miracle of God: wife, momma, teacher.

  558. Judy sours says:

    This devotional speaks deep to my soul.

  559. Held in His Hands Forever, thankful!
    My six words

  560. We are having a friend recently widowed for dinner tonight. I have been praying for words of comfort. Thank You for answered prayer.

    Your Story in Six Words

  561. Judy Johnston says:

    Trisha, Thank you for sharing and reminding us that whatever season we are in we are not alone and are not defind by our circumstances. I could not have asked for a better time for you to share. God Bless💗

  562. Step with Me into the unknown. (He’s got me!)

  563. Connie S. says:

    Tricia…..I dearly love your style of writing! The way you write about Jesus takes you to Him in a very personal way. Your word choices are…… intimate. You don’t sound like “everybody else” (if that makes sense to you). After reading your devotional this morning, I truly felt close to Jesus.
    Thank you for sharing your heart and your words with me this morning~

  564. Cathy Ledvina says:

    I have always gone through life never thinking that I am good enough, (daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend), you name it, I have thought it. I know that God doesn’t want me to feel that way about myself. I think He would say, “Trust me, you are good enough.”

  565. Justine Mirabel says:

    Beautiful thought to keep so many going in love.

  566. This is so powerful and very much needed this morning. Thank you for sharing your heart and reminding me of how loved I am!

  567. Nadine Burgess says:

    When I read your column today I thought it was my story. I did not have children but I too lost my husband. I was married theee years and it was sudden. I was 34. At 42 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and that changed my life. I had a 3 and 5 year old. My six word story would be: I fell. I lost. I won. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you.

  568. Lina M. Fuller says:

    Heartbroken is my daughter not caring.

  569. Rachel JOHNSON says:

    Thank you for the words of encouragement, and your selflessness.

  570. Elizabeth says:

    I really needed your devotional today on Proverbs 31 ministries. Thank you, Tricia. I hope I’m one of the lucky 5 to win your book! 🙂

  571. therese heitkamp says:

    Loved your inspiring message today! Puts ones life in perspective.

  572. therese heitkamp says:

    Loved your inspiring words

  573. You are mine; you are enough.
    Thank you for this much needed reminder!

  574. Mary Palm says:

    Thank you so much for today’s beautiful “Six Words” story, testimony and teaching. Reading it inspired me to cherish what God has given me and know how much God knows and cares about me. God bless you dear sister!

  575. Living alone and living with cancer.
    Thank you for your devotional. Sometimes they are all I have to keep going.

  576. 2 special needs kids, insurance won’t cover, maxed out financially and emotionally. Thank you for your story. Depression is real right now!

    • Praying for you, Diane. Praying God will be your all in all during this difficult season, and you will see His faithfulness, goodness, and glory. Praying He will meet your every need. Love, Linda

  577. Catherine Seybold says:

    Very thought provoking! Worth reading often! Thank you!

  578. Lori Daugherty says:

    Thank you for your thoughts on paper.
    I’m usually lost, always he finds.
    He finds me just in time.
    I look in my darkest hours
    He is always close to me

  579. What a beautiful way to summarize the love of Jesus…precise and directly. Straight from Scripture. Thank you.

  580. Deanna Kruse says:

    Today’s devotional was spot on for me. I struggle with anxiety and depression and lately I have been searching for meaning in my life. My lack of confidence holds me back from achieving the things I want in life and I often question what God wants for me.

  581. Deborah says:

    Thank you! Needed this today!

  582. I am enlightened every day with your devotions.
    May you be blessed!!

  583. Laura D Jones says:

    Chosen daughter of the Risen Lord!

  584. Jan Wright says:

    Just tired ALL OF THE TIME!

  585. Glenna Williamson says:

    Jesus loves me-this I know.
    I too lost my husband and this devotional was so spot on. Thank you for sharing and helping me remember to let Him write the story instead of always trying to do everything myself.

  586. Joanne Germain says:

    What a treasure long to read

  587. The Lord says of us,
    You are worthy- You are mine.

  588. Joanne Germain says:

    I felt I have lost myself as I have struggled with depression over the years. I thank you for your words of encouragement and pray for the desire to follow where he leads

  589. Truda Nathan says:

    This was a good article at the right time

  590. Geneva Anderson says:

    Lost and lonely but still fighting.

  591. I give off an air of confidence and, in some areas, I actually am confident. But usually the voice in my head is telling me that I’m a huge disappointment and that I could be so much more if I could just “get it together”. I would like to see how this book applies God’s truths into my lack of stepping out and living my life in sincere confidence.

  592. I agree with the others. Wonderful!

  593. Jennifer Myers says:

    This story really touched me. I must remember that that God is always with me. Thank you

  594. Phyllis Landrum says:

    I really do enjoy reading and I am a living testimony. I am healed from my stroke and delivered. GOD has favor me. I am very grateful; now if you see the miracles; God has performed in my life –you would know itwas nobody but God

  595. Linda Shea says:

    No job: God provides all needs.

  596. Barbara Schubert says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this book. I need a confidence booster !

  597. Pami Baillie Ballington says:

    You are mine. You are cherished.

  598. A friend of mine shared with me a 40 years old woman auto reflection letter. Where she described all demands from life she had to carry in order to satisfy every soul around her. Sounds familiar to you? Yet, at the end she said ” but there was and there’s only one who really understands me, and have been there the whole time…” .I thought she was about to recognize the presence of the Lord throughout her life, but oh no! I was so mistaken. The author give credit to herself and said “I give myself an applause to ,the only who’s been there for me…”. Then, I sighed…
    God called me by name on November 16,2014. Since then I’ve been walking His ways not mine, and learning His word. Therefore, this devotional really touched my heart and made looked back to my own life. It’s ups and downs (btw I’m 40 too)
    but because HE LOVES ME AND HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING He has giving me a second chance. I think if He has to write me a personal message it would go something like this:

    1.Becoming a mother
    You are not married, you sinner.
    Body changes are coming…be ready!

    2. A wife in the world
    Living on your own isn’t easy.
    Is your husband and you, overcomers!

    3.I wanted to be a “top model” but the Lord didn’t give me wings to fulfill my desires. He wanted me to be like Him a TEACHER!!!
    Let’s start to sail your boat!
    I’ll give you tons of patience.

    4. Buying our first house
    A family needs their own place.

    5. A heart full of HATE!! ( my husband and other things made this)
    My LOVE will set you FREE.

    6.My Father passed away, and couldn’t answer his last call because” I was too busy”
    It’s okay Omayra, he’s with me!!

    7. My first job as a teacher.
    I’m proud of you, JOY!!

    8. Moving to America.
    You’re ready, be out of Egypt!

    9. Leaving my husband behind was hard for me, but God showed what was going on 🙁
    Do not loose your temper, still.
    I have greater plans for you!
    I’m here Omayra, open your heart!
    Follow me, I’ll never fail you.

    10. I opened my heart, gave it to Him.
    I’m refreshing water, never thirst again.

    11. The Lord have renewed my life, he gave me a beautiful wedding that I never dreamed of with the love of my earthly life. Thank you Father!!!
    Now you’ve my blessing, HONOR ME!

    Thank you Almighty and Merciful God for everything. Bless all the writers From Proverbs 31,and I give you all the GLORY and HONOR. Thank you for being with me the whole time, FOREVER YOURS…OMAYRA

  599. Elaine Ledlow says:

    My 6 words would be caregiver to husband of40 years with dementia. God is my strength. As I read this it reminded me of the grief of losing my husbandslowly . But knowing God is always near and some days are better than others. May God bless you. I Needed this today.

  600. Karmon Dillard says:

    Thank you for your beautiful words of comfort.

  601. Tricia Berdan says:

    So comforted by reading your blog. There is such hope after breast cancer and detached retina.

  602. Mary Ann Wachholz says:

    I just received this in an email and it has hit home! My husband just had knee surgery and he’s only been home 2 days. I’ve had my 4th foot reconstruction recently, can’t walk, but ride around on a scooter. My 6 words would be: HE IS ALWAYS AT MY SIDE.

    As Elaine, I really needed this today. Thank you and God bless. I would truly be blessed to receive this book. Thank you for your consideration.

  603. Teresa Reel says:

    I loved this article today, it touched my heart in a way I can’t describe. I’ve been feeling depressed lately, I have a lot of things on my mind that I can’t seem to shake. Today, I feel like a failure, are the six words that describe me now. But after reading this article it reminded me of how much God loves me. He died for me, I’m saved.
    God is awesome!

  604. I CAN do this with You!

  605. Debbie Mifflin says:

    Love the idea of six word memoir. I want to share it with my Bible study ladies.

    This is one I say often to get me through some stressful days:
    Me again Lord need strength today.

  606. I have a friend who suddenly lost her husband last year. She has four young children. If I won a copy it would not be for me, it would be a gift for her.

  607. Pattt Decker says:

    My Beloved, I am well pleased

  608. Miranda Marsh says:

    His grace is sufficient for me

  609. Sharon Sandahl says:

    I really enjoyed this devotional, and need it. My husband died 10 yrs ago, at 54. I have been more lonely in the last year, even with 2 grown kids still living at home. I will have to write my 6 word story, and look over the lines from God.

    Thanks Tricia, for this devotional. You will bless many through this (6 words)

  610. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. when the storm of life rages and the rain is stinging your eyes and the wind is making chaos of all things. I will never leave or forsake you, Take my yoke upon you, I know the plans I have for you. Love to read and would love a book like this to add to my read list.

  611. My six words from Jesus: I am walking with you through this.

  612. Cyndi Eaton says:

    As I awoke this morning after spending the night at an emergency vet ultimately saying goodbye to my beautiful Angel, I prayed silently to God for this difficult day. I opend Proverbs 31 as I do everyday and read your blessings of words poured out as if just for me. So many times God has spoken directly to my heart from the heart of others. I know my sorrow is for my pet and yours was for your husband, I already lost a husband too, but your sharing has brought me peace knowing that God’s grace and love are shared no matter the circumstances. My six words today: saved by grace, given peace today.
    Thank you for sharing your life’s story and reminding me us of God’s unending love.

  613. Vicky Bunger says:

    Wow! Tricia’s story was powerful!
    My 6 words: God has a plan for me!

  614. Unending patience, Holy Spirit, Deeply treasured

  615. Thank you so much for this devo and sharing your loss. This is a great exercise coming up with a six-word memoir for your season of life or struggle. I hope to grow in God-confidence and turning my negative memoirs to positive one that reflect God’s grace and beauty in my life!

  616. But JOY comes in the morning!

    If I won the book, I would give it to a friend who is recovering from cancer and a divorce.

  617. Julia Cirone says:

    My six word story after reading this devotion is: maybe down – syndrome but miracle showing love

  618. I would love to give this book to a remarkable woman I met through a nonprofit who lost her husband at a similar age and has 3 young girls. She is battling health issues, etc.

  619. becca kauffman says:

    Feeling troubled and depressed

    • Cast your care upon Him for He cares about becca. 1Peter 5:7

      Come unto Me, all who are troubled and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

      Let these promises be your prayers. Believe and receive.

      Look up!

  620. Be still, listen -it’s your time!

  621. Jenny O'Shields says:

    Such a great read today. We are ALL battling something, but there’s only ONE person in charge. A great reminder to always look to him.

  622. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for your devotional. Such a great reminder of the hope that is always beside us even when we feel there is no hope.

  623. Christal Marquiss-Jones says:

    I can’t put into words very well how this story affected me. It’s so sad but so encouraging and uplifting. I found myself crying and being cleansed as how Jesus sees us started to penetrate my heart. I am healing and your story and life is a remarkable testimony of how Jesus is the one and only healer of our brokenness. Thank you so much for writing this. I would love to read your new book as I continue to walk with Jesus and possibly share it with a friend afterwards. Blessings, Christal

  624. Wow. I’m speechless we are all battleinh with different things. I’ve been through a lot myself not making my journey any better then anyone else’s.

  625. Thank you for the encouraging words!

  626. Barbara Bloom says:

    Thank you for this encouraging and positive message. Having experienced the heartbreak of a divorce,
    I can relate to the stories we have at different times of our lives. By putting our trust and faith in Jesus,
    we gain strength to move forward and create a new life.

  627. Christine McGrath says:

    My six words:

    Jesus knocked, I answered, invitation accepted

  628. “I am highly favored, trust Him” nice devotion.

  629. Thank you so much! This brought me upright today.

  630. Bettie Carter says:

    So very sorry you were widowed so young, it’s very difficult, I became a widow at 33 with 3 children, 9, 11, and 15. However I would not trade the relationship that developed with the Lord during the 3 1/2 years before I remarried for all the riches in the world, My Lord truly showed Himself faithful. I’m now almost 76, and He is still faithful. Looking back that was one of the most amazing times in my life!

  631. Martha T. says:

    This book sounds great!!

  632. God knows my name and loves me. He knows your name and loves you too. I really like this and I’d love getting the book.

  633. Beautiful devotional! I love the exercise of summarizing your life or current season in just six words! Mine would be: Trusting Jesus, He’s all I got.

  634. Susan G. says:

    Thank you so much for this.
    It brought tears when I thought of what God would say to me…
    Bless you!

  635. Thank you for this beautiful devotional, my friend just lost her brother. He left behind two young children and a wife

  636. I am sitting here feeling broken, lost, shattered, struggling to find my new self after a divorce,as a single mom, alone. Your devotional is what I needed to hear. Thank you!

  637. Michele says:

    I know deep grief, too, as we lost our precious Cole Joseph at only 18 mos of age. I loved this post and would love your book! You are truly a woman of faith and an inspiration. Blessing to you always!

  638. Woukd so love this book

  639. Courtney says:

    If I had to come up with a six word memoir that I would want God to write for & about me, it would be something like: “Work in progress. Keep moving forward.”, “Strong. Wanted. Accepted. Needed. Purposeful. Example.” or “Cracked clay jar. Let Him shine.” Such a great devotion. Really is quite an intriguing, inspiring, uplifting, comforting, & motivational little “project”. =)

  640. Susan R Ogle says:

    This devotion really touched my heart and thinking of the six words of my life makes me pause and really think of what those six words would be. I am in such need of confidence I am such an insecure person so I wold love to win this book to gain perspective on what I can do to regain my confidence.

  641. Life stage: “Work, enjoy puppy and husband, repeat.”
    Christ could say: “You are not forgotten or unseen.”

  642. Nicole Daniel says:

    I lost my husband of 15 years, last December – one day after his 50th birthday. I know the feeling of everything you discribed. Especially the feeling of living in a bad dream. Thank you for reminding me that it is God that is getting me through each & every day.

  643. Hi! I love this devotional! I laughed, and then I cried. Earlier this afternoon, I got out the masking tape to restick a panel onto a wall hanging that I made awhile back. It fell off a few days ago. Although written in a different version, I did a double take when I read Zephaniah 3:17 at the end of your devotional, because this is the verse I had written on that panel. Thanks for sharing your insight!

  644. Sandra Wright says:

    Believe in God trust in God

  645. Karen Skinner says:

    Beautifully written and thank you.

    Six words – probably: She came, she rose, she cried.
    Having had much pain in my life, but God has always stepped in and saved me.

  646. It’s few hours to my birthday and looking through the week, I can hear God say “On a new path, with God”.

  647. Susan Barfield says:

    The article was very timely to my heart as I struggle with a divorce after 30 years of marriage. I know that my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ longs to have a deep and abiding relationship with me, especially through the dark times. Thank you for reminding me of His grace and love for me.

  648. Mary Armstrong says:

    Precious granddaughter. Born still. With Jesus.
    Be still: know I am God
    Thank you so much for your devotional. I would love to be able to share this book with our women’s ministry.

  649. shawanna isreal says:

    I can do all things through my father GOD who strengthen me…

  650. Sara Gibson says:

    Please please let it be me.

  651. Grace Crapitto says:

    This month I have 2 friends who lost their husbands and a husband who lost his wife and would love to share this book with them. How comforting to be reassured that God will get you through your loneliness and to read this book written by a widow who is able to offer comfort through Christ because of her strong faith.

  652. Wow! Thanks for the perspective!

  653. Lourdes says:

    So interested. I’ve already gone into my notes and have written a 6 word memoir from childhood to the diff stages of my adulthood life. Currently separately and going through a divorce. In all stages of this process i have always known God has been by my side. He sees me, he knows me and i am loved. God has seem me through the good and bad times and I’m so thankful for his love.

  654. Carol Court says:

    Trust Me to be in control.
    You just need to let go.
    I’m the Way, Truth and Life.
    Stop anticipating, be in the moment.
    I am here, always with you.

  655. Nelly Camille says:

    To do life confidently,with Him.

    Is why I am entering this competition.
    Your devotion was timely and a great encouragement.

    Thank you for Sharing your story and insight of God’s greatest treasure for us, his love!

    Thanking you,
    Blessings,
    Nelly Camille

  656. Can’t wait to read your new book !

  657. Darlene says:

    What a great devotional! God has worked through you today to really make us think. Thank you! I think God’s 6 words to me would be “yes you can. Just trust Me” Wow! I can think of so many reasons that I can not do so many things! When I think of the 6 words God would say to me I know I must rethink all those reasons. Such an eye opener. Thank you!

  658. Keishla says:

    God is good!!!💞

  659. Stephanie says:

    Amen! Great word for my day!

  660. Chantelle says:

    Such a inspirational devotional! Go do has worked through you to share these words with us! My 6 words for me today “yes you can trust in me”! I have been feeling defeated with a newborn and 2 older children and trying to keep house clean cook and laundry I have become a mess but I always say to myself yes you can trust in me and it brings be back to where I need be and not be such s grump to my older kids or to my spouse!

  661. I really needed to read this today! I have been struggling with some things and I need God more than ever. I would love this devotional!

  662. Lisa B. says:

    Today’s devotional really hit home! I have it on my heart to smdwell on my 6 word story!

  663. Having just experienced our second miscarriage, this was the perfect devotion for me today. Thank you 💕

  664. Sherina Jenkins says:

    There is no condemnation in Christ. Those are my six words for my life

  665. 5 years gone, missed too much.
    I never wanted to be alone.
    Trusting my savior more every day.

  666. Lucia Acero says:

    I am enough. Want no more.

  667. A six-word memoir Jesus might write about/to me:
    ‘You are mine, Do not worry.’ And I’m starting to believe it more with each passing day.

  668. Michelle Irvin says:

    Please help me stay the course.

  669. Really needed a reminder to change my perspective of the way I see things and get rid of the stinking thinking!

  670. Clair's kinney says:

    Thank you for these messages. They make me feel worthy when I felt unwanted.

  671. Thank you for today’s food for thought.

  672. Melinda Roberts says:

    This looks like a wonderful book

  673. Food for thought!

  674. Monica Shue says:

    This book looks like something I would love and need.

  675. Brigitte says:

    God, Im trusting you with this
    Im still waiting God, remember me?
    praying believing expecting waiting resting praising

  676. Your post has really blessed me today. Thank you.

  677. My six words for this week are “How is it a week already?” I lost my boyfriend in a tragic accident a week ago. This has been the hardest week of my life. I know God’s words are “I love you, I’m carrying you.” I can’t even begin to imagine going thru this without faith and believing in God.

  678. Sudden life changes often take more than our strength to conquor. We need the Lord.

  679. Tiffany says:

    I will wait on the Lord!

  680. I been there … I am know by God grace that we can be out of that situation.
    I Feel sorry for who Is there, be strong that when you passed you ‘re Victorius… God is good, He love us and He is an awesome God.

  681. Kathie Godby says:

    Where do I go from here?

  682. Tammy Wilson says:

    With his stripes I am healed!

  683. Cassandra says:

    Thank you so much, just what I needed to hear today

  684. My six words could be “I miss my Mom so much” and “The Lord is always with me.”. I lost my mom suddenly about 5 months ago. The one thing that has helped the most is to continually go to the throne.

  685. Sarah Stegall says:

    I needed to see this today! Life has thrown a wrench and I am trying to make my own comeback!

  686. Thank you, this devotional was challenging and thought provoking!

  687. Looking forward for the win! 🙂

  688. Sally Machado says:

    Praise Him through the hard times.

  689. Melissa Fenderson says:

    Please consider me!

  690. Noelynn Gillamac Llasos says:

    Would love to have this book! Blessings…

  691. I would love to read this book. Awesome devotion!

  692. I would absolutely love to read this book. This was so needed.

  693. Elaine Brown says:

    You cannot begin to know how very much I needed to hear these words today. Now if I can convince myself that God really does see me. I KNOW He does and He is near, but right now, it really feels like He’s no where around. Thank you for sharing about your loss of your husband. My deepest condolences. Thank you for your devotion. It is so special.

  694. Melissa says:

    What a poignant and timely devotion. Recently my six-word story has been “Found fiancé dead on Good Friday”. Needless to say, Jesus has been carrying me through this valley. Thank You, Lord, for helping me face each day; I know I couldn’t do this without You.

  695. Deep hurts, Gods Grace, Trust, Life ❤️

  696. Dawn Scott says:

    Its been 15 months since my sweet mama passed in my arms to walk ahead …. The 4 days prior I know he held me & guided me as I was running on fumes … He helped so I could put the puzzle pieces together so that my fragile YET still very strong willed mama would finally let go with peace in her heart after 13 years of being sick … 3 strokes, many minis along the way & advanced dementia .. Strong will is an understatement. My brother was out of state, my sister could not take time off work till our mom passed & our sweet daddy has dementia too … I was in denial she had survived so much she would make it through fluid in her lungs …but deep down I knew she needed peace of heart as this time was different. I’m BLESSED she allowed me to walk her home … Hospice was beyond a blessing … Even more so God loved us enough to give us this beyond precious time most don’t get to say see you later … Yet while I’m blessed in so many ways the past 15 months since my mama walked home I’ve lost a part of myself … I know I can make it through this yet somedays it’s hard enough to get up & just breathe I have health issues myself… I’m an older mom of two beautiful feisty gifts from god ages 7 & 9 year old & I question everything … I feel like I haven’t been able to fully grieve yet feel selfish in thinking I need more time as I was able to walk her to him … Yet I know grief truly has no timeline there are days I worry can I do this without my mama & my ever so sweet daddy his dementia is advancing … No child should have to bare witness to one parent having dementia yet two its beyond mind blowing then I fear if they both have it my chances are that much greater … This book would be an awesome reminder I can do anything through him … I’ve made it this far without a doubt because of him … Sometimes reminders & uplifting are what you need knowing your not the only one. God bless & thank you !

  697. That’s a really beautiful post. I would love to win the book.

  698. I would love to have this book.

  699. This devotional could not come at a better time.

  700. This was so beautiful!!!!❤️❤️❤️

  701. I am a 58 year-old school teacher who’s been teaching for 26 years in a public school. My husband and I have been married for 37 years. He’s been in church music for 40 years. One might think that I live a Leave it to Beaver kind of lifestyle. On the contrary, my husband has suffered with rapid cycling bi-polar for close to 25 years. He’s been unemployed several times, hospitalized several times, and is currently on leave from the church due to his mental condition at this time.
    To say that life has not been easy is an understatement. So often I felt like I was alone raising our three children. Walking on egg shells and pretending to children that everything is ok is quite the juggling act. I’ve felt lonely, anger, desperate, guilty, and many times like I would crumble from the weight of it all.
    But God carried me, sheltered me, and gave me comfort. I learned in those dark struggles how to be a praying woman. I take everything to Him.
    So, these are not my original words, but my six would have to be: There is power in the blood.

  702. Gae Connally says:

    This touched me so much today. Thank you for reminding me that I am enough and that I have a place beside Jesus is this crazy, busy world!

  703. Thank you for this today!

  704. Chosen by God, that is enough

  705. Thanks for your post. I would love to win a copy.

  706. Thanks for sharing! I would love to win a copy.

  707. Monica W Robinson says:

    Thank God for hearing me and moving to bring me comfort during this challenging time! I hear you Lord!

  708. Evelyn Schroeder says:

    Awesome read! I have finally let God in my heart and beginning to see a change in my life.

  709. Bo Jennings says:

    You are mine; I love you.

  710. 6 words: I feel consumed by this trial.

  711. Thank you for this encouraging reminder!
    It is such comfort to know He is with us, ALWAYS-

  712. Life is a struggle. Sometimes more than other times. I’m going to try to come up with six words to replace five words that keep going through my head.

  713. Susan Keller says:

    BELOVED: Regardless of what you think!

  714. Debra McMullin says:

    This loneliness is my life

  715. Audria West-Perez says:

    “She is better than she thinks.”

  716. Kaitlin Schuette says:

    My life story:
    complete travesty but loved and redeemed.

    Jesus’s
    You’re more because of my love.

  717. Oh my goodness. This would be so helpful in my recovery process ☺️

  718. Praying through many things at this moment In time.this book sounds great !!

  719. Single, never married, no children, older, going through several trials, alone.

  720. Erica Giles says:

    You have no idea how much I needed to read these words today. Thank you.

  721. Rose Eskridge says:

    We are raising grandchildren. Many trials. Much Love~

  722. This spoke to my heart at the deepest level as I come to terms with my life now and what I expected it to be.

  723. Susan Campbell says:

    My 6 words I would say would be- this is not me, then who.
    Jesus might say- I have loved you from the beginning.

    I recently found my way back to God and I thank him every day the troubles I have that bring me closer to him.

  724. Leslie wertman says:

    Praying through health and personal issues, this book would be terribly helpful to me at this time

  725. My six words: “Daughter, don’t forget whose you are!”

    Life is hard. We lost 2 17-year-old girls in our community two days ago in a tragic car accident. They were the same age as my daughter. My uncle’s cancer has spread to his brain. Our finances are beyond strained. There are never enough hours in the day. It is easy to get distracted, stressed, and overwhelmed by these daily things. But I think Jesus would want me instead to remember that I am a daughter of the King. My worth isn’t in what is happening here on earth. My worth and value is because of who He is.

  726. Tracy Cloud says:

    I stand on God’s promises to us! He has never turned away from us!

  727. Emily McKeehan says:

    I needed this today!❤

  728. I am also a widowed for so many years. It still like yesterday. My husband, was my first love, first everything. My son was 14 years old, when his dad passaway in 1995. Then my Dad went home to glory in 2014. My Mom went home to glory in 2016. My story in six words. I am covered, I am a vessel for the Lord. I am loved, healed and saved.
    Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. AMEN

  729. Christie patschke says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  730. Lisa Wells says:

    No more sorrow, no more pain.

  731. Dianna Sharpr says:

    Lost the one my soul loved May 21; I am trying to fill myself up with God’s word

  732. Sue Roberts says:

    Sue, you mighty woman of valour.

  733. Becky Crain says:

    My nephew was brutally murdered in April. My family struggles daily to cope with the evilness we’ve encountered. THE ONLY REASON WE SURVIVE IS BY THE GRACE OF GOD. We are always asking for prayers and I read and search for understanding and comfort.

  734. Melinda says:

    Tragically lost loved ones, need Hope. My 6 words. Thanks and God bless us, every one.

  735. Alicia Cline says:

    Thank you for this post. I lost my Dad unexpectedly on May 5th. I needs to hear this today.

  736. Alethea says:

    Thank you so much for that. It is very busy right now with summer. Plus my dad getting cancer again. Thanks

  737. Laura H says:

    Thank you for sharing your pain and struggles as well as how God has blessed you! I’d live to win a copy of your new book!

  738. Melinda Carlson says:

    This makes me excited about embracing God in the middle of the worst year of our families life. I need to be encouraged that God is on His throne and sees me in the middle of total uncertainty. Can’t wait to read this.

  739. This spoke to my heart, it’s been almost a 1 1/2 yr since my husband went home to heaven. It’s been a long road and I’m still trying to adjust to the ‘new normal’, struggling to get through each day. I thank God for his mercies every day.

  740. Rebecca says:

    Worry no more. You are free!

  741. Child of the most high king.

  742. Michelle Hayes says:

    Proverbs 31 ministries has been spot on in my life on the day I needed it. Thank you for all you do!

  743. Jennifer Prado says:

    Great article, God only knows I needed this message.
    Thank you for such encouraging words!

  744. Diana Garvey says:

    My six-word memoir that Jesus might write about me would be, “My Child, I will carry you.” My husband, Ron & I have been married 53 yrs. In April of 2000 my husband retired & we made a move to be closer to our children. It was in December of that same year that we faced a trial like nothing we had ever faced. Our 30 yr.old son, Eric died. Eric & his wife had two beautiful children at the time. After seven years of marriage she came in & informed him that she no longer loved him. She wanted a divorce. Eric was a pastor & he was devastated. He loved his family very much. His wife was like a daughter to me. I felt as if my world was turned upside down. My Lord & Savior never left me even though at times I felt all alone. Thanking God for his strength, love & for carrying me through some of the darkness days I have ever faced. Thanking God for the gift of salvation & the assurance of a great reunion day.

  745. Rachel Werner says:

    My six-word affirmation from my Adonai: “You’re WORTHY of My unconditional love.” I needed this precise message today; thank you.

  746. I, too, became a widow in 2010. I happened up on Tricia’s writings on Facebook. Little did she know that we became friends due to such similar, scary circumstances. She knows me when others can only try. She has inspired me countless times. She has reminded me that life didn’t stop the day my husband and father of my 3 children went to heaven. I’ve loved watching her turn the pages of her next lifes chapter of new beginnings with her new husband and how she navigates motherhood, and life. Even if I don’t win a free copy I can’t wait to read her book. Thanks Tricia for your transparency and reminding me constantly that God sees me…even in this

  747. I really needed this today, thank you!

  748. Sue Steveson says:

    There is joy in knowing Jesus. Cannot think of a greater friend.

  749. Rachel Simler says:

    Feeling a huge loss. My brother in law passed today and my brothers been gone over 22 years😔

  750. Debbie Yons says:

    Thank you! I really needed to see this today!

  751. Edyce Rivet says:

    I hope I win these copies

  752. It is no coincidence that this found its way to my news feed tonight. Thankful for the message that my heart so needed. My 6 words right now:
    With God, I can do this.

  753. Dena Roberts says:

    Thank you for this post. My six words: “Please, just one ray of hope.”
    My three words: “Hope I win”
    *smile*

  754. I, too, walked the road of being widowed. My husband’s was a long, slow, painful death but…we saw God’s miraculous hand at work through it all, to the point that when He called him home, I was shocked! During the five years of being a widow, my six words were “yet I will rejoice in You!” from Habakuk. So many times when the pain of grief seemed unbearable, God gently showed me that His tender mercies are new every day; His faitfhfulness is great. One of His blessings has been a second marriage; we celebrate 6 years in August! Would love a copy of your book!

  755. Carisa H says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  756. Mina Machuca says:

    I would absolutely love a copy of this book! I think God will use it to help me get through what I’m going through!

  757. michelle says:

    This post really touched me, I’ve been fighting my father’s loss, depression, anxiety and an illness. all at the same time and sometimes I get so frustrated and all gets me, but I stay in our Lords hands and I know that he’s doing his thing, I just need to believe him with all my heart and trust that he’s doing something greater than anything I could ever imagine.
    · Those who trust in the lord, will find new strength. ISAIAH 40:31 ·

  758. Elisabeth says:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful post. I love the thought of expressing so much in so few words. Praying for your family.

  759. I am so in need of this book right now. Love my daily encouragement.

  760. Tricia, this is my favorite P31 devotional EVER! I loved how you made Hemmingway’s 6-word story your own and ours too! I also related to your person story of sudden tragedy. I have a similar story… In one hour, my husband and I went from being proud first-time parents to twins after a long journey of infertility to utter devastation after the doctor announced that our twin daughter likely had a life-long physical and cognitive disability. But like you, God has used my suffering and hers to draw me close and breathe hope into the world. What a blessing! Thank you for bravely and adeptly sharing your story!

  761. Melissa willson says:

    What a great word! Thank you!

  762. What comfort to know that God is writing our story. What peace His word brings.

  763. Cindy Odom says:

    How marvelously our God works through His people when we share with each other! Today our Ladies Small Group discussed how words from God can help us see our lives more clearly when we just pause and let them! My six words today then are: “God works when we quietly listen!”
    Thank you for sharing your heart!

  764. Thank you for this well-written, inspirational and thought-provoking devotional. You have blessed a lot of readers with your words today.

  765. Nadia Morgan says:

    What a great devotional today. One of my six-word stories would be “He pulled me from the pit” 😀 Would love to win this book!

  766. Thank you for the devotional they are always a blessing

  767. Sherri morris says:

    Sudden Loss, Heart Broken, crying Jesus

  768. Christol Cole says:

    I am lost

  769. Absolutely beautiful!

  770. Krista Nicole says:

    This is so true. Of course a daily reminder I needed. Sometimes I have to walk to the mirror, look at myself, and remember that I am a child of the one, true king. His opinion of me is most important. I will never face anything alone. He’s parting waters, moving mountains, and answering prayer every step of the way. In his own way and his own timetable; just as it should be.

  771. Heartache draws me closer to God.

  772. No confidence, no motivation, no direction

  773. Not that I couldn’t use it, but my sister in law just got diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer. I would love to give it to her.

  774. Thankyou for offering a giveaway for such a wonderful,needed word of confidence in who we are in Christ. God bless!

  775. Rhonda Howell says:

    I have been single for years. After divorcing my husband, I devoted my life to raising our daughte. I lost my mom to cancer when my daughter was 6. When my daughter was finallly out of college my Daddy was battling illnesses and I helped him. After losing my Daddy I have felt very lost. Unsure of who I am now and my purpose. I pray my story according to God’s plan is “You will find your soulmate soon.” I look forward to God leading me down the path He has chosen for me.

  776. Kacie Krominga says:

    “You are not alone in this.” ” You are strong. I am here.” “It gets easierr. It gets better.”

    It breaks my heart seeing the heartache in these posts. I lost my boyfriend 4 years ago this November. And I want all of you know​ it gets better and you are not alone!

    If I could look to the future during my dark days, I would not believe the strength that I have today. It gets so much better, but grief will always be apart of you. Let it mold you. Let it make you into new. A new person who loves harder and doesn’t take things for granted.

  777. Lawana whaley says:

    Believing God’s plans for my life

  778. Andrea Naranjo says:

    My story right now in 6 words…”Why? I should have known better!” 😔

  779. Great read, trusting God to show me the way through the next chapter of my life

  780. Would love to win!

  781. Would love this book to read

  782. Would love to win a copy. Very timely devotional! Thank you!!

  783. Bronwyn Willett says:

    This is so timely. My father is battling cancer and the prognosis is poor. Sometimes I can be strong. Other times I just fall apart. Knowing that Jesus is holding me through all of this is beautiful. We are
    Praying for healing but if not I know God is good and I am so thankful for heaven!

  784. Emily Belviy says:

    This sounds like a fantastic book! Can’t wait to dig in.

  785. Deanna Hunt says:

    She learned to love her self.