Desiring God Posts, Suffering with hope

The Waves of Grief Will Give Way

“Why did God make me this way? I’ve asked him to change me every day, but he never does. My life is hopeless — there’s no point to trying anymore.” My child curled up in a heap on the floor and sobbed. I sat down next to him, empty of words and fighting my own… Continue reading The Waves of Grief Will Give Way

Desiring God Posts, Suffering with hope

Pain Will Not Have the Last Word

Pain has taken its toll on me — physically, emotionally, and mentally. The damage isn’t always visible on my face or in my words, but it’s always there, tempting me to view everything through the lens of an aching heart and a weary spirit. No one lives this life untouched. We all experience the brokenness… Continue reading Pain Will Not Have the Last Word

Desiring God Posts, Parenting, Suffering with hope

Trusting God with Our Children’s Pain

I felt a wave of lightheadedness wash over me as I held my three-year-old’s hand. His screams pierced my heart as he fought the nurse’s attempts to insert a PICC line for the upcoming IV treatments. I don’t know if I can do this again, I thought, as the realization hit me that I would… Continue reading Trusting God with Our Children’s Pain

Hope When It Hurts, Suffering with hope

Earthly Loss, Eternal Gain

I hope you'll listen in to day 3 of Revive Our Hearts, which I think was my favorite interview of the 3 days. We talk about the reality of deep pain and loss, earthly loss and eternal gain, and the hope of eternity. Listen on Revive Our Hearts here. https://www.reviveourhearts.com/radio/revive-our-hearts/hope-when-it-hurts-day-3/ "Oh Lord, for years I have prayed… Continue reading Earthly Loss, Eternal Gain

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

Don’t Run From the Pain – Trust His Grace for Today

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

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

Suffering with hope

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