life for the longing
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
- The Key to a Mom’s True HappinessBefore I became a mom, I pictured happiness as a gallery of chubby smiles, goofy faces, and sleeping babes nestled in their mama’s arms. That vision crystalized into a deep, unmet longing when I couldn’t get pregnant for months, then years. As I scrolled through my friends’ photos on social media, the whispers of futureContinue reading “The Key to a Mom’s True Happiness”
- How Long, O Lord, Shall We Be Quarantined?“Captain’s Log. Day: Who Knows?” Since governors across the United States began issuing stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, jokes about days blurring together helped us laugh and cope with cabin fever. Yet as weeks passed into months, and some states extended shelter-in-place restrictions indefinitely, the running gag lost its appeal. We missContinue reading “How Long, O Lord, Shall We Be Quarantined?”
- Did PMS Make Me Do It (Sin)?I’m not a fan of PMS. Who is? As a precursor to the terrible cramps I get once a month, it sure feels like hell. A recent article published at The Gospel Coalition also drew comparisons between PMS and the spiritual realm. Author Rachel Jones urged readers to fight sin at the battleground of hormonalContinue reading “Did PMS Make Me Do It (Sin)?”
I’m Jenn. Or Jennifer, if you like extra syllables. But NEVER Jenny.
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