THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY!!🙌🦃🎉 We have so much to be thankful for, even when life is hard. One thing I’m thankful for are ministries who help us walk in the truth of the gospel in the nitty gritty of life. One of those ministries is Risen Motherhood, run by two dear sisters-in-Christ. So we’re excited to be giving away a copy of Risen Motherhood and Hope When It Hurts to one winner!
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Giveaway ends Friday, November 22nd, at 6pm. Winner announced here. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Instagram, and entrants must be 18. US entries only (sorry!). Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
Near the end of the dramatic account of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, Hagar finds herself cast off, alone, and wandering in the wilderness. But then… “The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness…(Genesis 16:7).” “So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing,’ for she said, ‘Truly I have seen him who looks after me’” (Genesis 16:13). What I find most striking is, when Hagar found herself in the wilderness - alone, afraid, and vulnerable - God pursued her. In this painful and fear-filled place, Hagar learned that God saw her personally. Most likely feeling cast off, alone, and unloved, God showed her that he saw and loved her intimately and personally.
God is creator, ruler, and sustainer of the universe, but is also a God who sees and knows us intimately. And like Hagar, he is a God who wants us to see him as our God who looks after us.
Friend, he sees you in your loneliness. He sees you when you feel rejected, unloved, and unseen. He sees you when you’re facing the fears and unknowns of your own wilderness journey.
God came near to Hagar, but he has come even nearer to you and I through Jesus Christ - providing a way for him to dwell with us through the Holy Spirit. Christian, you may feel alone - but you have the very presence of Christ with you. You may feel unseen, but Christ sees and knows you better than you know yourself. You may feel afraid of the future, but you have a Savior who is leading and carrying you every step of the way. He sees you, he knows you, and he loves you. And one day, we will see him face to face. #hopewhenithurts #Godwhosees
Jeff and I are so excited to finally share what the Lord has been working in our hearts and our marriage over these past 15 years (and nearly 2 years of writing). We have written, Together Through the Storms - Biblical Encouragements for Your Marriage When Life Hurts, which is a follow up to Hope When It Hurts, but specifically for marriages. This is not a “how to” guide on having the best marriage, but, rather, a walk alongside you and your spouse, sharing the realities of suffering and the effects it can have on a marriage. It is an encouragement to lift your eyes above your trials, off your spouse, and onto our all-sufficient Savior. We will share more details in the months to come, but we're excited to share that it is now up for pre-order at link in bio. Current release is set for Spring 2020.