This book was inspired by real-life events experienced by one young widow from Southern Africa, who at the age of thirty lost her husband. She felt as though she had been abandoned by the wayside holding three young children. She had no tangible support from the family she was married into. As she traversed through this lonesome, slippery journey, she encountered a myriad of storms that forced her to totally surrender everything, including herself and her children, to the Lord.
Through this simple act of giving up and submitting all her circumstances to the Lord, she was granted wisdomwisdom with which to handle the grim challenges and storms that confronted her. From the very onset she soon learnt that the relentless hate and hurtful situations that she faced were to be responded to with heartfelt forgiveness, love, and humility.
The Lord also provided this widow with a measure of faith much bigger than the size of a mustard seed. She did not just see mountains being moved; storms were conquered and oceans were opened for her and her children to go through. She and her sons were raised from the bottom of the lowest dump heap and raised to levels that she could have hardly even ever dreamt or imagined possible. An African Widows Journey drives home the message, Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5).