Tracy’s Faith Story
I have been comforted by God, my Heavenly Father, in more ways than I can count and He has called me to comfort others. It is my hope that you find comfort and, given the opportunity, you can comfort others walking a similar journey.
Mental health issues have touched our family and looking back over the decades, I point to one personal discipline that has strengthened me: Prayer and Bible study. Prayer was and continues to be key in walking through our journey. This gives me the assurance of knowing my Heavenly Father and His great love for us.
The past 8 years we have become transparent about mental illness within our family. We have allowed others to peek into our journey and allowed others to see the similarities. Those similarities are often a source of comfort because of the stigma. The stigma is slowly falling away but – – like any wall – – it requires hardship and loss.
I have walked through intense difficulties as I am sure you have. I choose to pray through those seasons and, through praying, I have seen God’s presence in astounding ways. God changes my perspective through prayers, grants me wisdom and recognize His love beyond measure.
Prayer has become my lifeline but more it has become my JOY. It is where I seek and find the Lord and there is no greater joy than knowing He is by my side no matter what life brings.
Praying over any circumstances gives me assurance— whatever the outcome—I am confident it is God’s will. Through prayer I have learned to listen to God and found inspiration to follow His leading.