I am so excited about the release of Waiting on the Tides by Tabitha Bouldin. To celebrate this release, Tabitha asked us to talk about a time where we were betrayed and had to forgive when the person never asked for it.
This is a hard one for me – It is something the Lord has really been working on in me over the last several years. When I say really working on, I mean really working on.
One of the most difficult things I have ever gone through is when I got sick and began having seizures. Many of my reader friends have heard my story – I started having seizures out of the blue and had to medial retirement. It is how Celebrate Lit got started.
The difficulty? I didn’t look sick. I looked healthy. People would see snapshots on Facebook of things I was able to do.
Problem is…They didn’t see what I wasn’t able to do. I missed so much and who wants to put “Oh guess what I missed today” on their status on Facebook?
So they made assumptions. They assumed I wasn’t at church, Bible study, discipleship, etc because I just didn’t want to go but I would be at XYZ event because I did want to go. It hurt my heart. People who should be supporting me, standing by me, praying for me, were questioning my salvation because I wasn’t able to be at church.
It was hard not to be angry. Honestly, it was hard not to curl up in a ball and let depression take over.
Thankfully, I had good friends who helped me see how unbiblical this was and a husband who stood up for me. We eventually moved to a new church that has been loving and so supportive of me. I have been incredibly grateful.
Fast forward to this last year….The Lord had to bring this to mind over my expectations. I would go out of my way to do something for someone, sacrifice for them, and I would expect a thank you or that they would appreciate it. You see, instead of doing things for the Lord, I was doing them for myself. My expectations didn’t give grace for people to be sick, to have some emergency in their life, for them to think they said thank you but overlooked it unintentionally.
I needed a heart check.
I am grateful that I have friends that will gently remind me when I need it.
More about Waiting on the Tides
People are more than the sum of their mistakes.
After a life lived in her older brother’s shadow, Abby Solomon is ready to take on the world—or at least a teaching position that puts her face to face with the one guy who thinks she’s nothing more than an immature nuisance.
When his daughter’s mother abandoned them, Christian Johnson swore off women and the trouble they bring. No wife—no drama. Just how he likes it. But as Christian struggles to juggle his job as a cop with raising his daughter and tracking down a runaway teen, he’s forced to ask the one woman who reminds him of his wife for help.
Abby is thrilled with the opportunity to show Christian that there’s more to her than what he thinks. But just as Christian begins to trust Abby, she makes a colossal mistake that threatens to ruin everything.
She just wanted to be accepted.
He wanted to be left alone.
It’ll take a runaway teen to show them that love is not measured by a single mistake.
This Breakers Head novel is Tabitha Bouldin’s final book in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.
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Before you go, please be sure to enter my giveaway celebrating the release and visit the other authors posts to see what their past betrayal was plus enter their giveaway!