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How Would You Encourage Sophia Greenleaf?





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What would you tell Sophia from "Greenleaf"? Yes, Greenleaf is fictional TV show, but that puts the scripted family in the public spotlight. Honestly, up until episode five of the shows 3rd season, for me the show's content had no real substance. 

However, the particular episode was a dramatic turning point in the season for all the characters on the show, and I'm guessing some on-the-fence viewers like myself, but especially for Sophia, the character played by Desiree Ross. She received a diagnosis that left her sterile and unable to conceive kids of her own. Doctors removed her ovaries, leaving no hope for natural babies and at a low point with her faith in GOD.



The diagnosis is definite, but the believer in me wants to see a miraculous breakthrough in Sophia's plot so bad! The initial shock of the news left me speechless and caused me to think on what good can come from this kind of news. The issue fortunately changed my view about the show's content because it's dealing with real life issues, but it left me with confusion on how to address this with real life people. 

why are some people born with disabilities and disorders? Why does GOD embed these issues in the master plan? I really had to think about the situation before responding too quick, to avoid being insensitive or being attacked by some random twitter trolls. What can actually be said in these situations thats encouraging?

If I could help encourage Sophia I would say a few things and hope they could be of some significance.

Real Sympathy
First of all, "I'm so sorry." point blank. period. I can imagine that it's extremely hard to get news like that. Who could imagine that something like this would happen. Please know I'm here for your support.

Sincere Encouragement
Keep believing and aiming to fulfill GOD's purpose.  Circumstances cannot stop you from thriving. Keep searching for a solution despite what the "experts" say. Keep praying. Keep researching, because you getting a breakthrough might be the key to helping somebody else's redemption with the same plight. 

The "woman with the issue of Blood" in the Bible is not so much a story of miracle healing power as it is a story of tenacity, determination, and UNYIELDING faith. For 12 Years, she never stopped being persistent and focusing on healing. Stay strong at all costs.

True Reference and Witness
Go all the way in! If you've ever had any reason to go crazy trusting GOD, the time is now! If we really want what GOD wants it has to be completely what GOD wants, not mixed with a tinge of what we want. Surrender to GOD's will, keep trusting He has your best in mind. Seek to know GOD's thoughts. Whenever I've trusted GOD that's where my peace has come in. Scripture says:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord.“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." - Isaiah 55:8-9
I personally have never expereinced a drastic health situation, but I've been through enough to trust GOD in any situation. It seems like Sophia is losing her faith. We don't ever really lose faith, we just supress it. Although Sophia is really giving up hope at this point, I'm looking forward to seeing how the story progresses. The writers of the show can still take it in any direction, just like GOD can do with our real lives. GOD is the ultimate show runner, the Author and Finisher of our faith!

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