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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: At Witís End (02/13/14)

TITLE: There She Found Her Peace
By Stacie Snell
02/18/14


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She was a child of a broken home, and her world was shaken at a young age. She watched her mother run with her broken heart to God for shelter and healing. As her mother struggled to make ends meet, she would throw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord Will Provide) met her at her witís end, and there they found their peace.

As a teenage girl fighting against peer pressure, she was tired of ďdoing the right thingĒ and rebelled. But soon the popular high school life left her feeling empty and ashamed. She followed that path for a few years out of high school, but she knew this was not the life she wanted.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. She met Jesus at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

Ready for her next chapter in life, she set out to find true love. After looking for love in all the wrong places her broken heart left her feeling lonely and discouraged. She felt like there was an empty place in her heart that only a man could fill.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord My Companion) met her at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

Once she began to understand that the emptiness in her heart could only be filled by God, she met a man that became her husband. They decided it was time to start a family. The months of trying to conceive began to stack up, and they soon learned that some medical issues may prevent her from carrying a child.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. Elohim (The All-Powerful One, Creator) met her at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

She became pregnant and was filled with outstanding joy. She shouted from the mountain tops that she was going to be a mommy, and her mind raced with plans and dreams for the future. A few months into her pregnancy she found out that the baby had stopped growing and would not live. She said good-bye to the child growing in her womb, and lost sight of the dream once again.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord is Peace) met her at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

God showered her in grace and peace and held her hand as she healed from her loss. He gave her another miracle that was set to arrive at the end of September. Though Godís hand was on the situation, issues and complications began to arise. She spent nearly half of her pregnancy on strict bed rest. There was nothing she could do but lie there and wait and pray that God would allow her child to live.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. Immanuel (God With Us) met her at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

Her baby arrived, safely and without incident. At the moment of her daughterís birth she learned of a love that she never knew existed. A few years later, she and her husband prepared to welcome their second daughter into the world. She fought fear and complications for nine months. She felt prepared for whatever was before her, but nothing could have truly prepared her for this. Her second daughter came into the world lifeless via crash c-section.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. El Elyon (The God Most High) met her at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

God saved her child and His Mighty Hand was visible to everyone involved. At three months old her child became deathly ill again. Her daughter was hospitalized in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and laid unconscious and attached to a ventilator. As she watched her daughter fight for her life again, she was left helpless and afraid.

She threw her arms up, hands opened wide in surrender. Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord Who Heals) met her at her witís end, and there she found her peace.

She came to a point in her life where being at her witís end, the end of her own strength and ability, wasnít such a bad place to be. For Yhwh (The Great I Am) met her there, and there she found her peace.


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Wendy B McLain 02/20/14
This is a wonderful story of God's peace in our lives (when we throw our arms up in surrender) through all of our trials and tribulations.

I was slightly confused reading the first paragraph when you wrote about her mom because there was no name given to the MC.

However, I really enjoyed the message you shared using the different names of God who is our all and all. Amen.

God bless~
Linda Buskirk02/21/14
I enjoyed reading this. It has a rhythm that led me forward in a very pleasant way. I enjoyed your use of the various names of God. While telling a detailed story, you inserted wonderful messages about faith and trust.
Grace Merkey 02/21/14
This is a touching story, well done. You make it believable and inspiring.
Toni Babcock 02/22/14
I was intrigued by the way you tie all the trials together with repeated scenes of surrender and names of God which gives the piece the feel of ebb and flow. The rhythm keeps the reader interested as it moves the piece forward - a great skill to achieve in writing.
Richard Hicks02/24/14
I couldn't stop reading this; it was easy to understand and held my attention.

I especially liked the way you incorporated the names of God into your story.

Great job overall, and powerful words...Keep writing!
Larry Whittington02/24/14
A good use of each of God names and qualities.

A reminder to us all, God is here (not over there) when we call.

Well written transitions.
Camille (C D) Swanson 02/27/14
Congratulations!

God bless~
Richard Hicks02/27/14
Congrats!
Bea Edwards 03/02/14
This was a lovely tribute- through the MC's painful circumstances- to the power in His name.
Well done and congratulations on your first place level win and EC placing!