A tragic head on collision with a drunk driver. Months in the hospital recovering from critical injuries. Days of hoping, praying, and waiting for her 15 year old daughter, Jen, to wake from a five week coma. Wondering what the future would hold, and yet still believing that God would heal their child.
Miracle for Jen is the journey of a mother who prayed for God to heal their daughter, to restore her to who she was before the accident, and who struggled with trusting that God’s way is perfect, even if it doesn’t look like we wanted it to look.
Jen’s life is a miracle, and this is the story of how God used tragedy to answer prayers and to give one girl the chance to be the difference she had longed her whole life to be. Even though to the world, she had lost everything she lived for, to Jen, God made Himself real and she never doubted Him once.
I cannot imagine the anguish that the Barricks went through during those months in the hospital and the emotions they faced. And yet, I can. My husband and his family can relate even more closely because of my oldest brother in law’s terrible accident.
No matter what the heartache or the loss or the pain, trusting is the same. I could not help but think of the phrase out of a favorite song, “what if his blessings come through raindrops”?
This story inspires to “hope out loud”. It speaks of courage and of strength that only God can provide. This story attempts to show that no matter what happens in this life, God is still in control. We may not understand it now, but one day we will see that what seemed a hopeless tangle of circumstances and pains was the part of a masterpiece we just couldn’t quite make out.
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- Leave a comment on this post telling me what speaks hope to you. (required entry)
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- This giveaway is open to everyone with a valid mailing address. So, if you don’t live in the US, don’t worry. You can still enter!
Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email. If I don’t get a response within 48 hours, I’ll pick another winner.
For more chances to win, visit my sister in law’s blog, Moments & Memories. She’s hosting her first giveaway on her blog and giving away another copy of Miracle for Jen!