A Brave Story : Ida

on December 17, 2014 in #thatisbrave with 1 comment by

thatisbravesquared[Once a week, I am going to be sharing with you a brave story sent in from a reader. You can comment, respond, encourage. Want to submit your own story or a story of a brave friend of yours? Head to thatisbrave.com!]

This week’s #thatisbrave story comes from Ida . I think so many of us can relate to this feeling. Remember, courage looks different in each of our lives- but being brave is a daily choice. Her words and name are used with her permission.

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I have experienced so many times people who I thought was some of my best friends suddenly just left me or broke my trust. Again and again it happened. It made it hard for me to get close to people, because I thought they were all the same. But then God brought wonderful friends in my life and learned me how to trust other people like He trusts me. I have broken his trust again and again, but He still wants to be my friend. Isn’t that amazing?

What a true friend we have in God! Therefore I decided my fear wasn’t going to control my life anymore, so I volunteered to be a leader at a youth group in my church. Volunteered to be real and love them with God`s love the best as possible, no matter if I might get hurt or not. #thatisbrave

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If you have any encouragement for Ida and her brave story, leave it below in the comments.

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One comment

  1. Cassie
    posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM  |  reply

    Ida, that’s awesome how you related the broken trust that you have to all the times we have broken God’s trust in us. I also am struggling with some friends who broke my trust. I welcomed one of my college friends into my home for Christmas last year. My family gave her love, food, gifts and support in a time when she most needed it. Since then, she has neglected to keep in touch with me or reciprocate the friendship in anyway. I am reaching out to her, but she’s not reaching back. I don’t expect gifts or money in return, I desire her friendship. That’s all God wants is our hearts. You sound like a resilient person. Don’t let the hurts of the past keep you from loving others who might be hurting from your same hurts, but also don’t forget to guard your heart! Annie talks a bit about guarding the heart in her book, Perfectly Unique. Don’t forget to take your hurts to the big guy himself and our Savior who has to power to heal anything!!

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