The Park

May 17, 20189

Returning back from lunch today, I glanced at this park to my left side. I remember this park for it was my comfort in my yesterday. Years back when I was broken and trying to make sense of hurts that I had experienced, I would visit this park. I noticed something, this park looked smaller today but back then it looked so big.  My problems were big, at least this is what the enemy wanted me to believe.  Tears begin to roll down my face. I felt so full in the inside.  I was not sad, my eyes filled with tears that were of joy. Although, I was riding in my car alone, I said out loud, this is the park I used to visit on my lunch hour. Interesting, I had not driven down this street for years.  Thinking, what made me drive down this street today? Today was a day that I needed to reflect. The holy spirit whispered, “Vicki, you are better.”

There were days that I did not spend my lunch eating; however, I spent my lunch thinking. My thoughts then were. “How do I stop processing these thoughts that permeated my mind?” The enemy gets us stuck in negative thought patterns which is one of his clever designs to keep us trapped from living a greater live.  I realized now that thinking was the way that I processed getting through my dark days. Thinking was how I processed how life looked for me at the time. Thinking now is how I see God’s plan for my life is so beautiful.

My thoughts today as I drove past this park was, I’m so thankful that I am much better than I was yesterday.  Thank you Jesus for healing me.

Vicki L. Kemp

Wife, Mother, Evangelist, Author, Teacher, Administrator, Encourager, Founder of Harvest of Hope Educational Service, and an amazing and loyal Friend.


  • Sarah J Callen

    May 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I love those precious reminders where God shows just how far we’ve come and just how big his love for us is!


    • Lady Vicki Kemp

      May 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Yes he loves us so much.


    • Lady Vicki Kemp

      May 17, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Most definitely. Precious reminders. His love is real BIG🌹


  • Carolyn Williams-Jones

    May 17, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Vicki what an amazing story, I can truly relate. I myself would go to a park on my lunch hour and sit and cry. Feeling lost and broken having to put on a happy face for everyone but myself. Everyone thought I had my life in order, but little did they know I was lost and depressed. Being a wife, mother and having to work dealing with the public no one knew my pain. I was in a very dark place in my life at one point wanting to disappear from it all. I continued to pray and ask God to order my steps throughout the day. I’m so glad He heard my cry which allowed me to restore my life. What an amazing God we serve. I absolutely love what you are doing in your ministry. I’m looking forward to reading your book. Your such and empowering woman and I’m inspired by all that you do.

    Carolyn Jones


    • Lady Vicki Kemp

      May 17, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you for writing. When we trust God for our future it feels amazing. Those days were heavy but for his grace. I’m so glad you are also better than your yesterday. Thank you for your encouragement and support. Much love. Hope to see you at the launch. Let’s pray one for another. Blessings 🌹🌹


      • cboyd6

        May 18, 2018 at 7:53 am

        Beautiful reflection Lady Vicki!
        You just brought back memories to me…
        I too remember the days I thought I would not make it out of my troubles. at that time it seemed liked forever then while going through.
        But today I am stronger, better and wiser! I use to ask God, ” Why me? Why did you allow this to happen to me?”
        God said … “Why not you?” WOW! that amazed me. He chose me to go through this to better myself!
        I love that Jesus is with us every step of the way leading and guiding us and bringing restoration to us, if we so desire it!

        May God continue to use you!

      • Lady Vicki Kemp

        May 18, 2018 at 9:39 am

        Thank God for his grace. We are made strong in our weakness. Thank you for sharing your truth. You are indeed better than yesterday. Thank you for visiting.

  • Kim Davis

    May 22, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I love it, it makes me think of my process, and how God has worked and continues to work everything out for my good!! : )


    • Lady Vicki Kemp

      May 22, 2018 at 11:45 am

      Yes and amen. Thank you


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