Winfield1_inlineWINFIELD, Ill.—Each of our lives is a unique story—a story filled with joyous laughter and trials that induce tears. But even in the messes, God is the author of our life stories. The ladies of Faith Baptist Church reflected on this theme during an evening of fellowship, worship, and teaching.

Oftentimes we try to take the pen from God’s hand and write our own stories, says speaker Valerie Bell,
but God is the ultimate author of our lives. We can’t delete from our pages the messiness of the world and sin, but God can use it for His glory and show amazing grace through the hard times.

The ladies made journals to record how God is at work writing their stories. And the entire evening pointed to God’s truth in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”