Have you ever experienced a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Summers are scorching; winters appear bleak. Questions are asked; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them. If you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, here are 12 things to remember that can encourage you.
In what ways did your mom show you extravagant love? How have you demonstrated that to your own children? In this story, my mother-in-law’s extravagant love taught my husband a powerful lesson.
What Do You Want Jesus to Do for You? Provide a large home in the country? Good health? Absence of Stress? How would you answer that question?
Some things you never forget. The phone call in the middle of the night. The sound of heavy steps in the hallway and a door closing. The noise of a car door opening and shutting, and the hum of our Chevrolet sedan whispering the truth through my open window as our car backed out of the driveway into the street. Then silence. But sleep wouldn’t come again for a while. My eyes might try to close, but imagination would pry them open with invisible toothpicks: Who is it this time, Lord? A baby? A mother, father, teenager, child?
Is God really faithful? I could tell you about God’s faithfulness… when my husband resigned as a pastor with no place to go; when our marriage hit the wall; or when depression threatened my future…