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
One thing that I long for in my eternal dwelling with Christ is to be set free from the endless battles with my flesh. Oh to be free from the desire to please others, the subtle trap of idolizing things in this world, the attempts to take control of what is not mine to… Continue reading Three Truths to Fight the Temptation to Glorify Self