a2z: The Letter “O”

How many times do you give up when you think the odds are to impossible to succeed?

How do you overcome obstacles blocking your way?

I came across this song by Mandisa. I knew I wasn’t alone. I have Him who goes before me, after me and lives within me. How could I not overcome?


Like everyone, I’ve had to overcome hard things in life. Grief has been able to grasp my ankles and pull me under many times. Some days I wrestle with dark spaces, and I don’t understand why all of my brothers had to go to heaven so soon. I don’t get to experience the annoying, “Hey you’re older than me,” or “What do you think we should get mom for Christmas–since you’re a girl, why don’t you do it?”

God has helped me overcome the sadness through two men at church who have taken the ‘Brother Role’ seriously. They will do something to make me laugh or annoy me,and I remember that I have brothers on earth. We’re related through Christ. I am grateful to Eric. S. and P.V. for providing a bit of family that might  have been.

What have you overcome with God’s help?


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About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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  1. Hi Diana. Excellent post! The older I get, the more I realize just how much God has helped me overcome. Looking back, it’s so much easier to see how He worked. Often, when I’m in the middle of a problem, it’s hard to see Him. Just have to pray it through! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tom, I wrote this on Monday and yesterday I needed to read it again. Instead of doing Nano I was rushing back home because my mom had been taken to the ER. Odd thing is as I was backing out of the driveway “Overcomer” came on the radio. God knew what I need to hear and remember.

  2. I love that song by Mandisa. We are all overcomers in someway. My whole website is about how God healed me, helping me overcome many things associated with mental & emotional abuse. His Word tells us that we are “more than conquerors.” Great post, Diana!

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