When things seem hopeless

DSCN8455This has been a full year–and many fantastic things have happened. Some of our friends, however, have been facing incredible challenges. God has crafted our lives to contain seasons of joy, but also seasons of despair. We know this. But there is a difference between the head-knowledge and the heart-experience. One is logic, one is emotion. It can be an exhausting process.

Anne Peterson has written an encouraging piece titled 3 Ways to Help When Things Seem Hopeless. Her daughter-in-law is expecting their fourth grandchild, but …

A routine doctor’s visit created a dark cloud that still hangs over us. Words were uttered concerning this new little one we’re waiting for: “Trisomy 18…fatal…we don’t know when.”   Read More

Anne wrestles with God’s decisions, but I respect her for trusting in God’s sovereignty. Please, take a moment and read her post–particularly if you are standing on the sidelines supporting someone who is feeling hopeless.

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged.

Romans 5:4 The Message


Anne’s son and daughter-in-law are musicians. The video below was filmed before they realized what challenges face their daughter. It was edited after. The playlist includes a video of them telling their story. It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching.

 

 

2 thoughts on “When things seem hopeless

    1. Your story has touched my heart deeply, Anne. Continuing to pray for your family.

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