Suffering with hope

A Hopelessness That Fuels Hope

After four months of a cortisone shot restoring some ability to walk, the pain in my ankle has returned and all the fears of the future have come with it. As I find myself limited yet again, waiting to see if this is temporary or what I'll be left with, I’ve been wrestling with doubts… Continue reading A Hopelessness That Fuels Hope

Suffering with hope

When All Seems Hopeless

God is still a God of miracles. Though it may look different than when Jesus walked the earth, we still hear of God's divine intervention all around us - tumors that miraculously disappear, a hardened criminal surrenders their life to Christ and has a powerful ministry to the unsaved, an unborn child who's been declared… Continue reading When All Seems Hopeless

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When God Calls You to Stay

[Guest Contributor Linda Green] God’s Word is full of commands for His people to go. These divine calls, while varied in nature, require both trust and obedience that are not only costly, but utterly impossible apart from God. God called Abraham to “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the… Continue reading When God Calls You to Stay

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Frozen in Grief – the Pain of Ambiguous Loss

As we drove away from what felt like the millionth doctor’s appointment for our son, the new prescriptions and prospective treatments felt more like a set up for disappointment than a prospect of future hope. We had lived in this space for twelve years, ever since the realization that our son’s challenges were far beyond… Continue reading Frozen in Grief – the Pain of Ambiguous Loss

Suffering with hope, Together Through the Storms

Our Story

https://youtu.be/CFYFYuS-uwo It’s with great excitement (and slight trepidation) that Jeff and I are finally able share the book trailer for Together Through the Storms. This story isn’t one that we would have ever written, but God is the author of our lives and he has shown us time and time again that his ways are… Continue reading Our Story

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Together Through the Storms – Biblical encouragements for your marriage when life hurts

(Releasing May 1st, 2020) https://youtu.be/CFYFYuS-uwo Foreword by Robert Wolgemuth and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth This book helps married couples to navigate the storms of life together. Working through the book of Job, Sarah Walton (author of "Hope when it Hurts") and her husband Jeff reflect on their own experiences in a marriage that has faced chronic… Continue reading Together Through the Storms – Biblical encouragements for your marriage when life hurts

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Hope for the Heavy Hearted

[Guest Contributor - Linda Green] Tears spilled down my face without warning when I got a text from a family member sharing yet another heartbreaking situation among the countless others I have grieved over the past decade. But it wasn’t just this situation that opened the gates of grief. Rather, it was the accumulation of… Continue reading Hope for the Heavy Hearted

Desiring God Posts, Marriage, Suffering with hope

Loving Our Spouse Through Suffering

“Lord, I pray you will do a physical miracle in my wife, but if you choose not to, then work a spiritual miracle in me so that I can love her well until the end.” These were the words of Dr. Robertson McQuilkin, shortly after receiving his wife’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. His response pierced my heart… Continue reading Loving Our Spouse Through Suffering

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Lay Aside the Fear of Legalism – The Wells of Grace in Godly Discipline

Christians, of all people, desire to make changes for the better: to break patterns of sin, live more faithfully, and grow in godliness. And yet, our battle with sin remains, and our enemy works tirelessly to distract, discourage, or weigh us down in that pursuit. One of his well-known tactics is legalism, reducing the Christian… Continue reading Lay Aside the Fear of Legalism – The Wells of Grace in Godly Discipline

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Five Reminders for the Stressed, Weary, Busy, and Burdened Soul

Do you ever feel like you just aren’t enough? Like there isn’t enough of you to go around and no matter how much effort you pour out, there is always something lacking? I do. Some days I wonder why I am feeling so overwhelmed and anxious, and then it hits me. It’s this nagging sense… Continue reading Five Reminders for the Stressed, Weary, Busy, and Burdened Soul