Despite Circumstances

Despite Circumstances

by Diana Scothorn


I’ve had many opportunities to turn my back and walk away because of disappointments that have tried to DEFINE and shape my life! Define means to mark out the boundary or limits. The devil wants to draw boundaries to confine us permanently according to current circumstances, which is a trap that can be avoided. 

It’s a choice! 

It’s not always easy to make the right choice, but it has always been beneficial to my life. I’ve discovered when I determine to…

…trust God with a cheerful heart (even when I don’t feel like it), despite the disappointment, God will cause things to turn around!

I remember a time being tapped in my life, and I was miserable with every aspect of my life. My heart was broken, and my hope was dim, but I had chosen to believe God had a way out and not try and figure out what it was on my own!

When we give God our heart with childlike faith, despite CIRCUMSTANCES, He gives abundance and joy back in return, because the direction of our attitude will determine the direction for our altitude in our life.

How high we go is a reflection of how high we place God! When GOD BECAME BIGGER in my heart than my problems in my life, my PROBLEMS BECAME SMALLER in my eyes.

I’ve learned to give God my heart at the onset of hurt, which is a vital key! The devil wants us to wait until he has broken our heart into a million pieces, with no hope of our lives ever being put back together, but God makes a way in the midnight hour. He has brought me hope in my most desperate of times!

No matter who, where, or no matter what our circumstances are or have been, or ever will be, God CAN and WILL turn things around! Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.”

When we trust God with our whole heart, He is faithful to trust us with His provision for any area lacking in our life! If we serve God and trust Him, despite what the devil may have done, He will be faithful to show us the victory is already won!




Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted. 

She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze. 

Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.

Connect with Diana on Instagram and Facebook, where she has “Diana’s Daily Devotionals” encouraging and inspiring women to live daily in victory.

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