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You Are Not Alone… We All Struggle With Something

August 13, 2018
You are not alone

I sat in Bible study amazed at what I was hearing.

The woman who was leading was confessing something she had struggled with for years. She said it was really hard for her to share, but God had really pressed it on her heart that someone in the room needed to hear it.

That someone was me.

Several months ago I had been in a situation where I needed to talk to someone about that very struggle, but I didn’t know who to turn to. I wasn’t the one who was struggling personally, and I didn’t feel like I could talk to just anyone. I needed someone trustworthy, someone who would really understand the depth of the struggle.

Someone very close to me was in a bad place and my heart was hurting, but I didn’t know how to help. Or even if I could.

I felt alone.

Her confession, while months later, was a balm to my soul.

I hadn’t even realized how much that wound still hurt. The event was in the past, but the pain was still very real. I was still struggling, even if it wasn’t a day-by-day, minute-by-minute struggle to keep going. Sometimes struggles are like that.

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Praying Together

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To The Worn Out Momma: Mom Guilt & Jesus

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Faith, Fat, & Fitness

I have gained seventy pounds since my 30th birthday. Seventy. Pounds. That doubled my pants size. Literally. After the first thirty or forty pounds, my doctor assured me it was normal for women in their thirties. Not that that made me feel any better.…

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Summer Stress (& finding room to breathe)

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Seasons May Change But These Two Things Stay The Same

I have been looking back through the blog posts and devotions I have written over the years, and I am amazed at how much has changed. The struggles I went through, the verses that encouraged me, how Jesus was with me through each moment… all of…

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Back to the Beginning with Jesus

I grew up in the church. I fell in love with Jesus the summer before I started high school, and I was baptized when I was 18. But life isn’t easy. One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 118:17 where it says, “I shall…

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When You Get Stuck In Leviticus

My mom inspires me. She’s one of those women who reads the Bible from cover to cover every year. She diligently reads in the morning when she wakes up and in the evening before she goes to bed. I would love to be that…

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