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Suncera Johnson encourages others to focus on the goodness of God even in bad times. A former television producer, she's authored several books, including TALKS with GOD: 30 Days of Inspiration for Entrepreneurs and DEAR GOD: Passionate Prayers in 140 Characters or Less.

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  1. My heart cries for you and the loss of your son. I too have a son who I’m constantly praying for. There has been at least 3 times where someone tried to take his life BUT GOD. You’re testimony allowed me to feel that unconditional love you have for son Kahleel. Thank you for sharing . May God’s hand be on your life & the lives of those you love.

    • Thanks for reading! A book that helped me tremendously is “The Voice of God” by Cindy Jacobs. Praying God’s continued grace over your walk. You got this!

  2. This was a beautiful moving story knowing that our heavenly Father is always there in the good as well as the bad 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  3. I can only say Wowwwww and I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and know that you gift(s) are truly truly “gifts”. Be proud of them and know that God’s got you.

    • Thanks! It doesn’t always feel like a “gift” to be honest. But focusing on the goodness of God and trusting in his word that he will never leave or forsake me and that he has a future planned for me helps!!

  4. I totally understand. I get great anxiety knowing their is an approaching storm…and there is no stopping it. That feeling is indescribable. Things we know but don’t want to know. Praying and begging can’t stop what God already knows.

    • That’s so true. It’s helpful to know that people like Moses, David, Jonah and others struggled with anxiety as well. Praying you succumb to the peace of God when anxiety creeps up. Therapy and meds are helping to deal with my anxiety these days.

  5. It is 12/14/22, and I had been singing the song ‘Goodness of God’ mentioned all morning, even before reading this….

    “Because all my life You have been faithful, all my life You have been so, so good, with every breath that I am able, I sing of the goodness of God..”

    Thank you Holy Spirit!

  6. Our Dear God, Lord and Heavenly Father,

    Is always there for us, as the late Andrae Crouch sang, “Through It All”. May God’s divine peace, comfort, goodness and mercy always bring you through this great loss, in Jesus name.

  7. This is soul-wrenchingly beautiful. This reminds me of “the peace that surpasses understanding”. When you know that God is still in control, even when the outcome is painful. I do believe God heard you and He is still listening today. May the continue to keep you and your family and bring beauty out of your ashes.

  8. Suncera, so beautifully written. God has graced you with many talents, and I’m always encouraged and inspired when hearing you speak. I’m touched by your article and the divine strength God has bestowed upon you in your time of need of the loss of your son and to share and help so many others! 😍🙏 ”

  9. MY GOD….He Is Always listening and hearing. May He continue to Bless you with the power of discernment 🙏🏿✌🏾💜

  10. As always, thank you Suncera for your transparency. For giving words to grief, the journey of spiritual intuitiveness. Just thank you for the hand of God that holds you and allows your gifts to spread out and mist those of us fortunate to know you, whether it’s up close or virtually. Just, thank you.

  11. My sister lived with an L-Vad heart monitor–they didn’t expect her to live for long on a device that was only supposed to be a bridge until they found a heart for her– she lived for seven years on it…..

    This past February, my daughter said, “mom, let’s go to Disney to get you away for a while…..”

    While we were there on the second day, she looked at me and said, “Ma, aunt Jo is not going to make it thru this time…..she will be gone when we get back home, I feel it.” I didn’t want to acknowledge what she was saying— but I felt something too– a sense of dread that I wasn’t there with her……. but I also felt that she waited until I was gone to cross……when we were little girls, I had always told my mom I would watch out for ” Jo Mae, my baby sister”– but I could not help her…I was not there when she crossed…but I know my mama, daddy and our baby brother who crossed two months earlier would be there to help her… I am an old grown woman of 68— I miss my baby sister more than I can say….

    • I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your story. Your daughter is incredibly blessed because far too many parents demonize or downplay those feelings in them. Continued blessings to you both. 🙏🏽

  12. WOW! Just WOW! I absolutely LOVE the content you post daily. In this season for me, I am so thankful for your transparency. I am in awe of how you articulate your feelings in ways that hit home for me. As we all navigate through this thing called life, we all need a healing word! Keep delivering Queen!

  13. Suncera,
    Such a profound reminder of the goodness of God in the midst of it all.
    I’m positive that we all, can deep down, relate to this topic in someway. I thank God for your strength to share.
    God bless you

  14. I will keep you in our prayers. Somethings he shows us for sure are not beautiful but tragic. I’m praying for myself because this story makes me even the more nervous about what I see about our baby boy yet I’m hopeful to his will being done. Remember our sons James & Joshua Pass in your prayers. Thanks

  15. Thank was a beautiful story. I, too, have those feelings of events happening quite often and when I tell people, they laughed. However, when the event takes place, they say how did you know that. Awesome testimony of God’s love where he will not put more on you than you can bare.

    • Thanks – I’ve found it helpful to make notes to myself. It increases my faith and helps me combat self doubt. And I have a few close, trusted friends that I can share with!

    • Yes. As difficult as losing my only son is, especially to murder, I choose to focus on the answered prayer. I prayed that God would save his life. But then I surrendered. And it’s bittersweet knowing that – but God still showed up as God.

  16. Wow to read this today. I have been having thoughts the last couple of days that someone was going to pass away and I got a call yesterday that my grandfather had passed away. I struggle with this “gift” that I call a “curse”.

    • Whew. It is a difficult gift to have and often feels like a burden to me. Since there’s nothing I can do stop it or make it go away, I continue to learn to live with is. Check out the book “The Voice of God” by Cindy Jacobs. It helped me tremendously. Praying for your heart and condolences on your loss. 🙏🏽

  17. God is faithful in His promises to us. Alwayhas been and always will be. God gave you the gift of discernment. Some see it as a gidt, others a burden. Continue to let your gift guide you. May God keep you close and may your gift give you comfort.

  18. My many thanks to the author of this article. Her transparency and authenticity during dark times inspires us all to trust God and to see God in all things. Beautifully written and articulated from the heart.

  19. So very sorry for your loss, but grateful to you for sharing.
    You have a very unique yet direct way of conveying your gift and possibly helping others to recognize and be comfortable with theirs. God bless.

    • Thank you so much for you kind words. I knew that I couldn’t be the only person to experience loss in this manner but I also know it’s not easy to discuss.

  20. The gifts of God are amazing. That gift of prophecy can bring forth visions that are to prepare or protect us. May the peace that surpasses all understanding comfort you always as you carry life of your beloved son with you.

  21. Praise God for your testimony about the “Goodness of God” I also love that song and it puts me into a state of Worshipping, Praising and Honoring God our soon coming King. Praying for you during this Season. May the Joy of the Lord be your peace and strength 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  22. Whew. Suncera. Your faithfulness never ceases to amaze me. As someone who also carries the gift of “knowing”, I understand how powerful this is. Thanking God for your acceptance, your peace and your faithfulness. The way you continue to love and glorify GOD and being comfort and inspiration to others in the midst of your grief is supernatural and divine strength and talent. May Gos someone to keep and use you for his purpose. Blessings and peace my Bali- bonding, Writer, beach loving, soul- sister.

  23. Thank you so much for this reminder! I need this so much right now with the holidays! My son was killed on Sept.15,2012 and I truly share what you wrote because it was quick, he didn’t suffer, I was with him shortly after and His body was in tact! As traumatic of an experience, I knew God was there!!! This blessed me💜🙌🏾🙏🏾

    • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Murder changes you – it’s incomprehensible, especially when it’s your child. I pray that God continues to reveal his goodness to you.

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