Guest post by Beverly Varnado
One of the taglines for my new Christmas novella, A Season for Everything, is “Will her shattered heart find a new season of love this Christmas?
That question leads to another. Could my character Catherine simply find someone else and get over her pain? Would a new romance heal her? And though it’s been two years since her painful loss, could she just wait a while longer, and the grief would be gone.
We like to quote the cliché, “Time heals all wounds.”
But the truth is that time doesn’t heal anything. God does.
And that is why I write what I do. I hope to pen stories that reflect our own stories, along with the pain and problems that could easily belong to us. And I hope in those stories the message rings true that only God can heal the brokenness of our lives.
The reason I know that is He has done it for me. Years ago, as a broken young woman, I experienced the redemptive healing power of God, and it is my lifelong mission to let others know He is still at work and available to do the same for them. Many writers helped my spiritual growth along and they continue to inspire me to do the same for others through my own writing.
Some of our brokenness is not as obvious as my character’s. Many of us live day after day with the fractured pieces of our lives hidden away unwilling to surrender them to the only One who can affect real change.
But in Psalm 147:3, we read this promise, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds . . . “
If you are ready for a new season , God will meet you right where you are. Right now.
Surrender the pieces of your life to the God who loves you with an everlasting love—in every season of your life.
Beverly Varnado is an award winning author and screenwriter as well as a blogger and artist. She has a Christmas novella from Anaiah Press releasing this year, A Season for Everything, a sequel to her novels A Plan for Everything and The Key to Everything―all set in the charming fictional town of Worthville, Georgia. Her blog, One Ringing Bell, has nearly 1,000 posts in its archives. Her work has been featured on World Radio, in the Upper Room Magazine, and in several other periodicals, anthologies, and online sites. She has been a finalist for the prestigious Kairos Prize in screenwriting and also has several other non-fiction and fiction books available. Having recently exhibited in a state university gallery, she is always working on a new painting. She lives in North Georgia with her husband, Jerry, and is Mom to three and Mimi to two. Learn more at www. Beverly Varnado.com.