Suffering with hope

Lord, Help my Unbelief

“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

Suffering with hope

Lord, Make us Ready

Something struck me as I read and listened to the prayers of believers suffering in Afghanistan. There is an other-worldly peace, confidence, humility, and longing for those around the world to see that the God they serve is worthy of their all - even at the cost of everything. Contrast that with much of the… Continue reading Lord, Make us Ready

Suffering with hope

A Hopelessness that Fuels Hope

After four months of a cortisone shot restoring some ability to walk, the pain in my ankle had returned and all the fears of the future came with it. As I found myself limited yet again, waiting to see if it was temporary or what I would be left with, I wrestled with doubts and… Continue reading A Hopelessness that Fuels Hope

Suffering with hope

When God Calls You to Stay

[Guest Contributor Linda Green] God’s Word is full of commands for His people to go. These divine calls, while varied in nature, require both trust and obedience that are not only costly, but utterly impossible apart from God. God called Abraham to “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the… Continue reading When God Calls You to Stay

Desiring God Posts, Suffering with hope

The Red Sea in Front of Me – Reaching for God in Despair

There is no escaping the painful realities that surround my family. Our own Red Sea looms before us while the relentless enemies of physical and mental illness, financial strain, layered losses, and temptations to lose heart, pursue us from all sides. While crushing circumstances involving physical and mental health, finances, marital pressures, and loss have… Continue reading The Red Sea in Front of Me – Reaching for God in Despair

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. Whether it's physical, mental, or emotional, it can consume us, paralyze us, and rob us of all we expected life to be. Even if we have many other blessings, pain can taint reality and tempt us… Continue reading Don’t Run From the Pain – Trust His Grace for Today

Suffering with hope

Trusting God’s Love When He’s Silent to Our Pleas

As I embarked on my two and half hour drive to undergo another treatment for my Lyme Disease this past week, I was struck by the rare silence around me. There were no little children calling my name, no fights to break up, no one asking for something to eat, and no screaming or crying… Continue reading Trusting God’s Love When He’s Silent to Our Pleas

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

Don’t Miss the Rainbow While Waiting for Sunshine

I do not enjoy waiting. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I loathe waiting. But then, I have yet to meet anyone who really does enjoy it. Isn't the majority of our lives spent waiting for something? It never fails that I get stopped at a freight train when I'm… Continue reading Don’t Miss the Rainbow While Waiting for Sunshine