I’m a Christ-following stay-at-home mom with 4 kids under the age of 10. When I am not wearing my mommy hat, I enjoy getting away with husband, studying my Bible with a cup of coffee by my side, and catching my breath from the demands and stresses of life. In my spare time, which is pretty much never, I have grown to love writing and speaking about what the Lord is teaching me in His Word and through the suffering that He has allowed in my life. I have had the privilege of writing for Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Revive Our Hearts, Christianity Today, Unlocking the Bible, Crosswalk, and Challies.com, and I recently co-authored a book on suffering with my sister-in-Christ, Kristen Wetherell (find her blog at http://kristenwetherell.com). I am humbled and excited to announce the release of our book, “Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections That Help You Grasp God’s purpose in Your Suffering”. It’s available at https://www.thegoodbook.comAmazon, and many local bookstores.fullsizeoutput_25dd

I have been set apart for two reasons. First and foremost, as a servant of Jesus Christ, I have been “set apart for the Gospel of God” (Romans 1:1).  We have been told in God’s Word that following Christ would not be easy. In fact, we are called to take up our cross daily and follow Him. That’s no easy task when my flesh is constantly seeking its own will, comfort, and desires. But through the trials and suffering of life, Christ has increasingly loosened my grip of control in my life and continues to show me that everything this world has to offer is worth giving up in order to have more of Him.

The second reason I have been set apart is because I have been given a unique calling to raise a son with a neurological/behavioral disorder, which we now have good reason to believe has been the devastating effect of Lyme’s Disease. I myself, have finally been diagnosed with Lyme’s Disease after battling long-term struggles with chronic health issues and, as increasing health problems continued to grow in all 4 of our children, it finally became clear that I passed Lyme Disease to each one of them. This awful disease has ravaged our family and left us fighting – no, clinging – for hope, joy, and strength with every breath we take. This has been a painful, heartbreaking, and even scary journey at times. Many days, survival is the only goal I can reach. It’s been an exhausting, wearing, confusing journey, which at times even feels hopeless. Although we often feel alone, as if no one can imagine what life is like for us, God tells us that nothing is new under the sun. We all know pain, in one form or another. Therefore, my hope is that the Lord will use my pain and heartache to encourage others to come to know Him as their Savior and point them to His all-sufficient grace for whatever road they are on. I pray that He will speak through me to those who need to be reminded that there is a greater hope than anything this world can offer. As my hope in this world has increasingly faded, my hope in the Lord and promised eternity in His glory has increasingly grown.

So how do I travel this hard road that God has chosen for me? It’s lonely, exhausting, and sometimes seems as if there will be no end. But moment by moment, He is teaching me to let go of what I think I want and need and, instead, fix my eyes on things of eternal value. I often fail and, at times, feel like I’m holding onto faith the size of a mustard seed. But Christ will be faithful until the end. Until then, I take up my cross daily and seek to follow him as He writes a story in my life that is so much bigger than me.

Clinging to Christ,

Sarah Walton

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  1. Hi Sarah, I help author Randy Alcorn with his blog. He would like your permission to reuse your article (www.desiringgod.org/articles/pray-them-home) on his own blog (www.epm.org/blog). Desiring God has let us know they’re OK with that as long as we get permission from the author. Thanks for your consideration!


  2. Sarah, thank you so much for strengthening your brothers by penning “Pray Them Home.” I have three, maybe four, out of five children who have rejected Christ. I made a small cheat sheet of your article and saved it in a memo on my phone so that every time I begin to worry, I pull it up and start praying for them. Thank you for being faithful.


  3. Hi Sarah! I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful book. Your faith, writing, and ever growing love and trust in the Lord is inspiring. Other than the Bible, it has been a lifeline for me. I too suffer from Lymes, Hashimotos as well as other co-morbid conditions. As a mother of two boys with special needs, some days just seem to be about survival. Thank you for sharing that there is purpose and beauty in suffering. Here’s a verse that has given me comfort “ I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”-Psalm 27:13-14. If you feel comfortable, I would love to send you and your sweet children a package of some of our favorite goodies. We too are on a special diet-gluten-free, dairy free, soy free, and dye free. Please feel free to email me. Lifting you and your family up in prayer and may God continue to richly bless you!❤️


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