Sometimes I sit down to write and find myself staring at a blank screen, my head swirling with thoughts of what I know is true, yet struggling to connect those truths with the overwhelming emotions and circumstances that seem to say otherwise. This has been one of those weeks. One where I know that God is sovereign,… Continue reading In Faithfulness The Lord Has Afflicted Me
As my seven-year-old daughter curled up on the couch with stomach pain, she looked up at me with sadness and confusion in her eyes and said, “Mommy, I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I kind of wish you hadn’t had us when you were sick — then you wouldn’t have given us all… Continue reading God Has a Purpose for My Lyme Disease -Three Promises for Any Suffering
Mother's Day has come once again. For some, it's a day filled with the precious gifts of dandelions and a handmade cards scribbled with "I luv you". For others, it's a day that stirs up a fresh sense of grief over infertility, the loss of a child, or the loss of a mother. For me,… Continue reading Weak Moms, Strong God (Desiring God)
A few weeks ago, something snapped in me and let me assure you, it wasn't pretty. After nine years of intense and complex emotions being built up in our home due to our child's neurological issues, for some reason, this particular moment seemed to draw everything to the surface. As the lengthy battle with him… Continue reading Celebrating Easter Through Brokenness
Pain comes with vengeance, no matter what's on the to do list or what plans were on the schedule. It can consume us, paralyze us, and rob us of all we expected life to be. "Will this pain and struggle ever end", I wonder? "Will I ever know what it's like to feel good on… Continue reading Don’t Run From the Pain – Trust His Grace for Today
If you or someone you love is suffering and you're struggling to understand why God would allow his people to suffer - I hope these four points will encourage you.
My heart has been incredibly weary lately. I have struggled to find words that adequately express the tumultuous emotions within my spirit. Daily, I need to fight the impulse to turn inward and disconnect from those around me, as I teeter between pressing on or succumbing to the crushing weight of heartache, pain, and fear. Crushed… Continue reading The Wearying Burden of Ongoing Suffering
“We have run out of options. Your ankle will continue to get worse and you may eventually be unable to walk on it. In order to prolong your use of it, you must avoid all running, jumping, and stress on your leg. To the best of your ability, even avoid gaining much weight. In… Continue reading Could There be Two Kinds of Hope?
Some days I feel as if I’m in the front lines of a battle where I’m outnumbered 1,000 to one. I’m fighting for truth, hope, and joy, but the fiery arrows of affliction continue to fly from every angle. I’m fighting the temptation to grumble, get angry, and stomp my feet defiantly at the daily… Continue reading Impossible Circumstances Are Where God’s Glory Shines the Brightest
“Oh Lord, for years I have prayed for answers, healing, and understanding in this suffering you have allowed. Yet they have seemed not to come. Many have prayed to you on our behalf, as we have sought wisdom from the doctors you provided, and have longed for redemption of what's been lost. By your grace,… Continue reading Abundant Joy is Found in the Presence of Christ, Not in the Absence of Pain