Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

Through the Lens of God’s Character

Have you ever struggled with the question, “Why is God allowing this”? I imagine that every believer is faced with this question at some point in their life. I clearly remember asking this question as I was painfully dealing with my son, who was struggling with a neurological disorder that we had yet to find answers to. Throughout the hour or more of a heart-wrenching… Continue reading Through the Lens of God’s Character

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Four Lies We Believe When We Are Feeling Lonely

There is no denying that many roads of suffering are incredibly lonely ones. Yes, it is true that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9), and often there are more people who can relate to our suffering than we realize. Nevertheless, these roads are often still lonely. I remember when one of my… Continue reading Four Lies We Believe When We Are Feeling Lonely

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Suffering Is a Vessel of God’s Grace to All

No one likes to suffer. When an illness or trial arises, we naturally seek answers and, if at all possible, a quick resolution. At times, we are so desperate for an escape that we willingly accept a "quick-fix" in order to relieve the pain, despite the fact that we may be ignoring underlying issues and… Continue reading Suffering Is a Vessel of God’s Grace to All

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Though He Delay, He Will Be Faithful

My heart is hurting today. Contentment, peace, and joy seem nowhere to be found as I have felt a fresh blow of the devastating challenges that come with my child’s special needs. Once again, I am reminded that life is not at all as I expected it would be. Pain, fear, exhaustion, and confusion have… Continue reading Though He Delay, He Will Be Faithful

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

Unveiled Faith

"God has made me His target; His archers surround me. Without pity, He pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground" Job 16:12-13. I had never paid much attention to this verse, but this past year I stumbled upon it during a very trying time. I had been wrestling with feelings similar to… Continue reading Unveiled Faith

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

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

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

Don’t Miss the Rainbow While Waiting for Sunshine

I do not enjoy waiting. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I loathe waiting. But then, I have yet to meet anyone who really does enjoy it. Isn't the majority of our lives spent waiting for something? It never fails that I get stopped at a freight train when I'm… Continue reading Don’t Miss the Rainbow While Waiting for Sunshine

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Letting Go

I'm taking a break to decompress from a day of packing and preparing for our house to go on the market. This is the house that we fell in love with 3 years ago and said we would never move again from, and yet here we are, having to make the hard choice to walk away from… Continue reading Letting Go

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

When My Strength Fails

Life is filled with so much pain from sickness, suffering, and disappointments. While there are many blessings as well, no one can deny the heaviness many experience through seasons of suffering. When you hear of a mother battling cancer while trying to care for her children, a child fighting for his life against leukemia, the mass… Continue reading When My Strength Fails

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When God Doesn’t Seem Good

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nahum 1:7) Last spring, we were anxiously awaiting our upcoming vacation to Florida. Even more than in years past, I was desperate to get away and catch my breath from all the hardships and stresses that were pounding… Continue reading When God Doesn’t Seem Good