A different kind of “happily ever after”

Tiara photo by Jennifer Donley (flickr creative commons) I remember staying up late with friends to watch movies that always seemed to close with the same line… 

And they lived happily ever after–


But real life often doesn’t work that way. We hope and dream but things don’t always turn out like we plan. We face trials, hard times, and we ask, “God, where are you in this story?”

He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in THE END it might go well with you. Deuteronomy 8:16

God’s path to “happily ever after”–to all going well with us–looks different than ours. But in all of it we can trust that He has our good in mind, that He knows where the story is going, that He will love us and keep us every step of the way.

Easy? Nope. I’ve got a hunch many of your stories make Cinderella look like a sissy.

Something we do with a smile on our face the entire time? Not unless you’re as unconscious as Sleeping Beauty.

Worth it? Oh, yes, because one day our Prince will come.

Listen, sweet friend, as I take your heart by the hand and whisper these words… 

Your story has a good ending. And it’s not over yet. 

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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