Desiring God Posts, Marriage, Suffering with hope

Loving Our Spouse Through Suffering


“Lord, I pray you will do a physical miracle in my wife, but if you choose not to, then work a spiritual miracle in me so that I can love her well until the end.” These were the words of Dr. Robertson McQuilkin, shortly after receiving his wife’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. His response pierced my heart… Continue reading Loving Our Spouse Through Suffering

Hope When It Hurts, Suffering with hope

When Our Children Hurt – Hope for the Parent Grieving Their Child’s Pain


Trials and suffering in our lives can be anything from stretching to down right devastating. However, I think most people would probably agree that as painful as it is to endure suffering in our own lives, it can be even more painful to watch our children suffer. But in this world, suffer they will. Whether… Continue reading When Our Children Hurt – Hope for the Parent Grieving Their Child’s Pain

Desiring God Posts, Hope When It Hurts, 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 and frailty… Continue reading Pain Will Not Have the Last Word

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