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. 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

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