“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of… Continue reading Lord, Help My Unbelief
"May your compassion come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need" (Psalm 79:8). This is the prayer that I've been praying with every frail ounce of my being right now. It's a prayer that, I admit, is riddled with thoughts of doubt and weariness over God's apparent silence to our pleas for… Continue reading Fighting for Faith When Doubts Abound
I sat in the restaurant booth across from my husband, but I was distracted by the couple sitting nearby. As I watched them, smiling, enjoying their massive plate of gluten- and dairy-filled food, while my body ached and stomach churned, resentment began to rise in me. I bet they can eat whatever they want and… Continue reading When Life Feels Unfair
Today carried a fresh blow of disappointment in a season of great need and much loss. It’s been a season of countless questions, feelings that are hard to admit, and incredible weariness. Doesn't God see? Doesn't he care? The thing is, there are moments in the Christian life when you know God can part the… Continue reading Lord We Don’t Know What to Do, But Our Eyes Are on You.
It had been over an hour. I stood there, holding the door shut to my son's room while he raged on the other side from a yet to be diagnosed disorder, which had dominated our lives for years. That day, my sometimes sweet, funny, determined little 7 year old was experiencing a battle waging inside of… Continue reading Six Encouragements in the Storms of Life
“At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to forsake everything else and to throw ourselves before him in a fearless statement of love. But now we are not quite so sure. Jesus is far ahead of… Continue reading Truth to Cling to When Nothing Makes Sense
It's been so many years of waiting. Praying. Hoping. Struggling. And as a follower of Jesus, what most often tempts me to question God's goodness and love for me is this: If God can heal me, rescue me, free me, and grant my desires - why doesn't he? The flame of doubt is only further… Continue reading When the Miracle Doesn’t Come
Have you ever stood before a spiritual fork in the road? One where you know the "godly answer" to your painful circumstances, but there seems to be an impenetrable wall that stands between your head and your heart? It's the tension between knowing something to be true but struggling to believe it when the evidence… Continue reading When a Good God Seems Far From Good
“I’m thankful God that has sustained me, but sometimes I don’t want to just be sustained, I want to be delivered," I confessed to my husband. It’s difficult to admit such thoughts because as a Christian, I know that God is working in my trials and I do believe he has a purpose. But there… Continue reading Sustained in the Fire – A Miracle of Grace
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