With their support, I began to reach out to others who were hurting and to share the way God was working in my own life with women who faced similar challenges. As I opened my heart toward others, my own life was changed.
God had not set me aside In time I realized that life was not over. Every week I see visitors from around the world come into the chat rooms at
I had heard the online world was a strange one, and I’d never seen a chat room. Soon I was welcomed not only to the chat room, but into some amazing relationships with women who cared.
As I opened my heart to new friends, I found a place where I could be real with my hopes, dreams, questions and disappointments.
These long distance friends reminded me that God would never turn His back on me. Over and over they reminded me that His plans for me were good plans, ones full of hope and purpose. The chat room became a place of hope and excitement as I saw God actively at work in my own life and the lives of others!
Alone and discouraged, I sat staring at a computer screen.
I was frustrated by the way my life had turned out. Would I be able to connect with others who would remind me of what I’d been taught as a child, that God loved me even then, that He’d not given up on me?
I thank God for the way He used online friendships and discussions to restore hope in my life.