Hope for the Hurting
I confessed to a friend that I was a bit nervous about a recent doctor’s appointment. It had been a long journey to get to this point, and I much prefer being the doctor than the patient. I knew what the doctor suspected, but I didn’t like any of his hypotheses, and the time had come to hear what he concluded after receiving the results from recent tests he had ordered.read more
“You’re always so full of joy.”
That’s a comment I receive on a regular basis, and every time I do, I smile and whisper a prayer of thanks.
Yet, there was a time when I was depressed and thought I was joy-immune. Read more about how I overcame depression to live a life full of joy.read more
When you need comforting, where is God? How can you be assured His presence will be there when the storms come? Or that He won’t walk past you? Read more for the encouragement you need to find God in the midst of the storm.read more
Now I understand. While I’ve always been empathic and cared for my patients, I never really understood, the way I do now…now that I’ve been on the other side of the desk. The doctor, the caregiver, and the patient. After all I’ve been through, I can see that God really will use our pain for our good and His glory.read more
There are so many difficult circumstances that bring heartache. You can still rejoice, despite these situations, even in heartache, suffering, and the pit of depression. How can you rejoice? Read more.read more
Focus on the next step. Too often, we look at the mountain before us and that overwhelms us, so we think we can’t do it. Facing an entire mountain is overwhelming, but taking the very next step is not.read more
Worry, fear, and anxiety—emotions that most of us will experience at some point in our life. I’ve certainly endured my share of anxiety, but what an encouragement it is to know that God knew ahead of time that we were bound to struggle and gave us input on how to manage it when it occurred. Read more for 40 scriptures to combat worry, fear, anxiety and panic.read more
It really should have come as absolutely no surprise that while I was writing a book on trading our worries, fears, and anxieties for God’s peace, that I would have plenty of opportunity to put that into practice. If it weren’t for the frustration, aggravation, and consternation, it might have been comical. But alas, I’m not quite there yet in my spiritual growth.read more
God has seen me through some very dark days. Loss of loved ones, miscarriage, my husband’s multiple cancer bouts, personal illness and more. God has always been faithful to see me through. Read more for scriptures that will give you hope.read more
Many around the world are watching and celebrating medals from the 2018 winter Olympics, but in the United States, we’ve been dealing with some very difficult circumstances.read more
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