Popular Christianity proclaims that God wants us to be happy, He guarantees He’ll keep us from all harm, and when we call upon Him, He’ll deliver us. Then, we face hardships and wonder, If God loves me so much, why is this happening to me? In this guest post, Patricia Durgin, shares how she trusted God in the midst of devastating times.
I’m not a mountain climber, and I don’t play one on TV, but as I looked around me, mountains surrounded me. Have you ever been in the valley, looking up at the enormity of the mountain, yet feeling ill-equipped for the trek? When a mountain obscures our path, trusting God is the first step toward throwing that mountain into the sea.
Hope. We humans desperately crave it. What kind of hope is your faith based on? Our guest today, Stephanie Rousselle is French and shares about two distinct words that are both translated “hope” in English. And one of them will take you straight to the Throne Room in awe and wonder.
Parenting a special needs child can be hard. But, God is always at work in all the details behind the scenes. Looking back over the hard times, we can see God’s faithfulness. Read more for how a special needs mom found hope in God’s promises.
Have you ever faced times so hard it feels like you’re being pulled out to sea by the undertow and you’re unable to catch a solid breath before the next wave hits? Those times when you feel like you’ve been taken out to sea, yet everyone else is enjoying the tranquility of the beach. When we face difficulties and the loneliness they bring, we have a source that we can turn to so we can learn how to handle hard times.
Some days just feel daunting. You wake up, if you even slept the night before, greeted with a knot in your stomach, knowing that what lies ahead for the day requires more strength and energy than you possess. When trials come and answers seem nonexistent or slow in coming; remember, God and His love are certain. Try these 7 tips to handle times when you don’t have answers.