Have you ever waited so long for something to happen that you felt like giving up? Have you ever been in that place where platitudes like “Let go and let God” proved anything but helpful? I have. That’s why I’m delighted today to share with you a guest post by my friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee, on exactly this topic. Jennifer’s new book “It’s All Under Control” releases September 18, and having had a chance to read an advance copy, I can tell you that you’re not going to want to miss this one. I pray you are blessed today by Jennifer’s words of wisdom. There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!
For most, suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be rid of the pain and sadness. Dr. Bengtson shares what to do when you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts.
Have you ever felt hopeless? Have you ever longed for joy but it seemed just beyond your grasp? Have you ever wondered what role you play in receiving peace, joy, and hope for your daily life? Then let me introduce you to my sweet friend, Lauren Gaskill. Today she shares her testimony of being in that same place, and how she overcame.
“What made you finally come in?” my doctor asked with eyes of compassion before glancing down at my chart. “It had gone on long enough and I couldn’t take the pain anymore. I had tried everything I knew to do and it wasn’t enough,” I replied, wondering if I was going to get a brow beating for waiting so long before seeking medical attention. Even as I said it, I thought about how often I’m like that with God: trying to do things on my own before ultimately turning to Him for help when nothing I do makes the situation any better. There is a reason God warns us not to depend on our own understanding—He knows better than we do.
Recently we packed my son up to take him to college. The plan was to leave in the dark of night to begin the 20-hour drive so we could get the majority of the drive behind us the first day, leaving only a remnant the second day…
I don’t know about you, but some days I just need a reminder that God is still on His throne, and is still at work in my life, working all things together for my good and for His glory. It’s easy to become negative and plunge into a pity-party, indulging in the “woe is me” song that occasionally gets stuck in a repeat loop in our mind.