Desiring God Posts, Suffering with hope

The Light at the End of Ourselves – Walking the Valley of Despair

I’m weary — body, mind, and soul. Weary of waiting, weary of fighting for joy, weary of hoping for better days. If I’m honest, a sense of despair has increasingly clouded my view of life and left me wondering if the darkness will ever lift. God’s word says that we are “perplexed, but not led… Continue reading The Light at the End of Ourselves – Walking the Valley of Despair

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

Abundant Joy is Found in the Presence of Christ, Not in the Absence of Pain

“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

Fighting the Good Fight, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Lessons Learned From a Diet of Manna – Part 3

Anyone who has read my posts over the last few months is most likely aware of the unusual diet that I embarked on in a desperate attempt to improve my declining health. After being on a diet of only porridge for three months, followed by a month of slowly introducing food, I am reflecting on… Continue reading Lessons Learned From a Diet of Manna – Part 3

Suffering with hope, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Restore to Me The Joy of My Salvation

My husband and I recently sat in on a meeting to discuss the options, challenges, and hurdles of our child’s special needs. As we sat surrounded by several specialists, listening to them list the problems at hand, a lump began to grow in the back of my throat in an attempt to fight back the tears… Continue reading Restore to Me The Joy of My Salvation