Fear and Faith

My life has had some pretty pivotal moments of anxiety and fear and hopelessness. When I turned to God, sometimes he answered my prayers in ways I hoped for, and other times he answered my prayers by walking with me through the pain, grief, and uncertainty. In this point in time, in our world, we… Continue reading Fear and Faith

Lamentations 3:19-26

I remember my affliction and my wandering,    the bitterness and the gall.I well remember them,    and my soul is downcast within me.Yet this I call to mind    and therefore I have hope:Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,    for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness.I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;    therefore I will wait for… Continue reading Lamentations 3:19-26

Sustaining: Thankful for God

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.  Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. Psalms 36:5-6 Six years ago, Michael and I went to Paris, France for our wedding anniversary.  I remember the first full day, we got on the metro to go to… Continue reading Sustaining: Thankful for God

Comforting: David’s Story

When I lost my first daughter, the story of David and Bathsheba came to my mind.  It's one of the few actual pregnancy/infant loss stories that came readily to my mind.  There are a lot of infertility stories, but not so much pregnancy loss stories in the Bible.  Of course, this isn't always the greatest… Continue reading Comforting: David’s Story

Sustaining: Get Back Up

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.  - Proverbs 24: 16 They rise again. I like this verse because it doesn't say that the righteous experience smooth sailing.  There is this idea that when bad things happen, it's because we are bad people.  But that's… Continue reading Sustaining: Get Back Up

Sustaining: Keep Going

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  - Isaiah 43:2 My faith has been built and strengthened by God's love… Continue reading Sustaining: Keep Going