Hope for the Hurting

Do You Struggle to Believe God?

Do You Struggle to Believe God?

If you’ve read any of my story shared on this site, or in my book, “Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression,” then you know how much importance I place on standing on God’s word to traverse this landscape we call life. Don’t you like having like-minded friends? Me too. That’s why I’m delighted to introduce you to my friend, Elisa Pulliam, author of “Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Insight Through Believing God’s Word.” I know you’ll enjoy reading as Elisa shares about the difference God’s promises make in our life. There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!

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The “Why” Prayer

The “Why” Prayer

Have you ever been in a place where you called out “Why?” to God? Have you ever wondered if those kinds of prayers are okay? I am delighted to introduce you to my friend, author and speaker, Janet McHenry. Today on the blog Janet answers that question as she discusses The “Why” Prayer. There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!

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The Fight For Joy

The Fight For Joy

“I want what you have,” she declared as she stared deep into my soul with her searching eyes.

I was a bit taken aback. “Excuse me?” What I really meant was, “What do you mean?”

“You’re always so full of joy. I can see it in your eyes.”

I’ve heard similar sentiments many times over in the last few years, and often it brings me to tears…tears of joy.

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Are You Willing to #BeTheGift?

Are You Willing to #BeTheGift?

Have you ever longed for someone, maybe even God, to speak encouragement straight to your heart? Have you ever needed to know that despite the pain, despite the heartache, that God saw you?

If we were honest, I think we’ve all been there. We’ve all had those times when the weight of our daily lives threatened to pull us under, and we just needed to hear we weren’t alone, we were seen, and that God still had our backs.

I’ve been there many times, and as I look back, I’m so grateful for the encouragers God brought along my path to speak His truth and encouragement and bring hope to the situation. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my friend, and fellow encourager, Debbie Kitterman, with you today for her to share her gift of encouragement with you. You might remember I recently shared a post from her called “The Reluctant Encourager.” There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!

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Renewed Hope: Happy Birthday “Hope Prevails”

Renewed Hope: Happy Birthday “Hope Prevails”

It started as a little desire that rattled around in my heart like a wayward pinball. I shared with a friend, “I just want to help those who live too far away to come into my office. Depression doesn’t have to be a way of life.”

She affirmed what my heart already sensed, “All of your years of training, as well as your decades of experience and your love of writing, puts you in an excellent place to write a book, a resource for those in need.”

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The Good News about Martha, Your Worth, and Your Work

The Good News about Martha, Your Worth, and Your Work

Do you ever struggle with the “if it’s going to be, it’s up to me” mentality? Do you ever find yourself striving for the approval of others, even God, by trying to do enough, be good enough, accomplish enough?

For many years, that could have been my autobiography. Until I became deathly ill and could suddenly do nothing but exist. During that time, God gently showed me that He didn’t love me because of what I did or didn’t do, but because I was His daughter. That was a life-changer for me!

As a result, I’m thrilled to introduce you to my friend, Katie Reid, who is going to share with you her revelations with respect to this. I know you’ll be blessed!

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On Persevering in Prayer When It’s Painful

On Persevering in Prayer When It’s Painful

Have you ever been in a painful place and wondered where God was in the midst of it all? Have you ever found yourself smack dab in the middle of the valley and wondered what to do about it or if anyone cared? Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to my friend, Lyli Dunbar, who shares her experience as an encouragement to you in that place. Lyli is an encourager and a prayer warrior at heart. I know you’ll be blessed by her post.

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Can You Trust God in the Day to Day?

Can You Trust God in the Day to Day?

On my early morning walk, feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders, I glanced up through a small clearing in the trees. In one quick glance I noted the sun, 2 airplanes at different elevations and going in different directions, an eagle, and a common sparrow.

I never question whether or not the sun will rise–I just look forward to basking in its warmth. When I fly, I sit back in my too-crowded airplane seat and busy myself reading a book or writing my own. I never worry about how the pilot will get me to my destination, I just trust that he will. I never get fearful those birds will drop from the sky (just maybe WHAT they will drop :).

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Never Alone: 15 Bible Verses to Assure You When You Feel Alone

Never Alone: 15 Bible Verses to Assure You When You Feel Alone

“You’re going to be with me, right?”

A boating accident found my youngest son spending a Sunday afternoon in the emergency room. Then several weeks later, surgery was inevitable. As we sat at the dinner table the night before surgery was to take place, our son began asking questions. Up to that point, he seemed nonplussed and unconcerned. But the night before told a different story.

We had known the procedure was necessary and not elective for a couple weeks, but this was the first question my son had asked about the procedure.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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