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What’s your gut reaction to this quote: Faith is knowing God has a plan even if you don’t know the plan. Keep taking those small steps of faith each day. God offers the gift of hope as we take the next step, trusting Him as our fortress, our refuge, and our strong tower.
We’ve all had moments of wondering where God is in the most difficult parts of life.You want to believe that God is with you, personally, no matter what you’re going through. But life can be a doozy—leaving you depleted and overwhelmed. At the same time, you know that God really does show up in an intimate way. It almost feels like a contradiction, and I’ve come to think of it this way: Life is hard AND God is incredible.
Feeling blindsided by bad news can put you in a situation that requires more faith than you think you might have. I’m sharing some ways to help you re-group when your faith is stretched and tested.
Here’s what I do to encourage my faith when it’s being stretched, flexed, and tested. May YOU be surprised by splashes of God’s presence THIS week.
It’s hard to imagine that their could be a tie-in between a cancer story and the word joy. But, because of the intimacy of Christ, I DO have stories of deep peace and even joyful moments in the middle of the hardest times of my life. Like when I was initially diagnosed with cancer and facing my very first scary surgery…
This time of year can bring up all kinds of emotions. Maybe you’re struggling through each day, not feeling joyful. Or maybe you’re missing someone special in your life and the holidays are a reminder that it’s just not the same. And, of course, this time of year comes with a daily dose of being overwhelmed by ALL the things … good and challenging.
I’ve created a printable for you with my favorite Bible verses to remind you that God sees you this holiday season. The Lord is near and He tenderly cares for you.
Sometimes it can take awhile to see what God is doing in our lives through difficult situations, I’m sharing about my first cancer diagnosis when a red flag on a CT scan was overlooked, causing a crisis situation for me. God worked a miracle through it all.
As life continues to bring all kinds of challenges our way, I’m sure you’ve battled discouragement, too. I’m coming off a bit of an injury and struggling to not let it bring me down. Sharing 3 Ways to Finding Your Way Out of Discouragement.
Who knew that Tracking God while doing the dishes would become such a profound way to help me manage my thoughts?! You really can change the way you think! I’m sharing a silly example that became a profound reality in creating a healthier mindset. Do you need more faith and less fear in your life? How about more patience and less anger? Or more peace and less anxiety? Let’s talk about it!