Do you struggle trusting God? I do. Especially when life is hard and I can’t see beyond the difficulties surrounding me, I start to wonder if God cares. My mind wrestles with the truth I know and the hurt I feel. I know he is good, but will he be good to me?
Over time, the Lord graciously opened my eyes to the beauty of surrender. Through wandering valleys of disappointment and defeat, I found what I was longing for most: him.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
~ Proverbs 13:12
- Adoption Isn’t a Way to Get PregnantThe moment the nurse placed him in my arms, I knew we belonged to each other. All the tears and frustrations of the past several years pooled into a fountain of joy. Now I understood why God has us wait for a baby: So we could have this baby. After my husband and I struggledContinue reading “Adoption Isn’t a Way to Get Pregnant”
- Remove the Fences in Your NeighborhoodNo fences? Huh. It was my first thought as I scanned our new neighborhood. From our home at the bottom of the cul-de-sac to the top of the hill, most of the houses sat next to each other without borders, their lush backyards blending into one long green alley. My husband and I had just movedContinue reading “Remove the Fences in Your Neighborhood”
- Why Waiting Is Good for YouOn the floor in front of me, a fraying carpet strand held my gaze. “Don’t look up,” I whispered through gritted teeth. Pushing against the cold metal chair, I leaned forward and buried my nose in an outdated People magazine. The lower I hunched, the less pain I absorbed from this torture chamber known as the waitingContinue reading “Why Waiting Is Good for You”
I’m Jenn. Or Jennifer, if you like extra syllables. But NEVER Jenny.
Thanks for visiting my writing nook. I hope that the words you read here will encourage you to turn your eyes to Jesus for true hope.
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