How do you react when life takes a turn in an unexpected and unwanted direction? When all your best laid plans are suddenly discarded, and the new normal is nothing like what you’d planned? Do you accept the new life, making the most of what you’ve been given, or do you resist, fighting it with every ounce of your being? Are you clamorous or contented?

In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Rachel and Leah, two sisters, caught up in a web of deceit by their father’s scheme, forced to live the rest of their lives as sister wives. Both were victims, but one moved on and made the best of a bad situation, and one remained a victim for the remainder of her days.

Show Notes

The year 2020 opened with great promise. Then before we knew what was happening, we were all hit with a plot twist that none of us could have foreseen. Now we each have a choice to make. We can accept this new normal, make the most of our current situation, and praise God for our blessings. Or we can forevermore clamor about the unfairness of life. We can blame others, we can envy those around us, we can ultimately blame God. 

The choice is ours to make. 

You may feel mistreated or unloved. You may, in fact, be mistreated and unloved by those around you. But please know that you are not alone. God is with you and He loves you very much. He alone can provide you the contentment that you desire so desperately. 

In these days of trials and tribulation, turn your eyes to Him and to Him alone.

Show Notes

Scripture Focus

Genesis 29

Genesis 30:1-20

Genesis 31: 1-35

Genesis 35: 16-20


Helpful Resources

Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda

Mothers of the Bible by Dena Dyer

When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams by Jill Eileen Smith

Every Woman in the Bible by Sue and Larry Richard

All the Women of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer

All of the Women of the Bible by Edith Deen 

All the Women of the Bible by M.L. del Mastro


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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a women’s ministry leader, popular media guest, and award-winning female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. Her filmmaking efforts have been recognized with dozens of accolades including the AFA “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, four prestigious ICVM Crown Awards including Bronze “Best Picture”, a finalist in the Christian Retailing’s Best Awards and dozens of “Best Writer”, “Best Director” and “Best of Fest” festival awards. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture.

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