Sometimes we envy people who seem to have everything but we have no idea what lies behind that picture perfect veneer. We don’t know what their lives are truly like behind closed doors and what they have to do to hold on to what they have. I used to find myself envying women who were happily married and who had more than one child but I stopped doing so because I realize that I have a lot to be thankful for. God has blessed me and I have every reason to be thankful and to count my blessings.
Sadly, there are women in India who have experienced so much suffering and pain. For them, there is nothing to be thankful for. Hope eludes them and despair is their constant companion. Worst are the women who seem to have everything going for them–like Saachi. Her life seemed picture perfect. She was married to a respected military officer. With his generous income from the government she had nothing to worry about. She and their children were well taken care of. Until something changed that would turn her ideal world upside down.
Read the rest of Saachi’s story at http://www.gfa.org/news/articles/engulfed-by-shame/ and try to imagine what it would be like to be in her shoes.
As I read this woman’s story, I was overcome by the unexpected turn her once perfect life took. I watched as she sank deeper and deeper into despair until she thought she had found the only way out of her nightmare. Then, God intervened through Jabeen, a Gospel for Asia missionary worker and Saachi’s life was transformed.
Find out how you can help missionaries like Jabeen tell other women like Saachi that they are precious to Him at this link: http://www.gfa.ca/women/sponsor/.
The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing – Zephaniah 3:17