hope comes renewed energy, positive thinking, and determination. Hope is indeed a beautiful thing!
health problems with countless doctor’s visits, procedures, hospital stays and life-saving
surgery. Facing these dangers and
situations has been scary, but the fact that doctors would rarely offer us much
hope made it all the more difficult. Specialists
had no idea what was going on and were very clear with us that they had no idea
what could happen. We have continually
heard words like “interesting” and “anomaly” but rarely words of encouragement
then a frightening stay in ICU, Connor miraculously began to improve—and we
rejoiced! But his doctors told us, “We
have no idea what caused this, so we have no idea what to expect…he may never
have another problem or he could develop serious complications or other
problems at any time—we just don’t know.”
These are very scary words and when all you can do is rely on God for
the next breath, that’s exactly what we have done.
especially in the absence of hope can be debilitating and overwhelming! Through it all, God has always been faithful
and gifted us with incredible peace beyond understanding! He truly knows the best plan for us and we
have learned to enjoy each day. It’s
amazing the perspective you gain when you are forced to constantly be aware of
the possibility of fewer—or no—tomorrows!
but this time everything is completely different. We have hope!
The doctors believe they have found the underlying problem and Lord
willing, this surgery has fixed it! Yes,
we have no written guarantees and must still watch, wait, and trust God—but the
difference hope has made is indescribable!
We are preparing for the future in exciting ways and talking about
amazing possibilities…not what if’s—and those are two very, very different
is incredible and it reminds me how precious our hope in Christ is—it makes all
the difference day-to-day and for eternity!
We are never, ever hopeless with Christ—rather we have abundant,
never-ending hope that continues into eternity!
every sort of challenge and difficulty—with fear. We can look forward to an eternity of joy,
hope and love and be filled with indescribable peace even in the midst of the
deepest pain. This is the faithful gift
Are you facing a difficult or challenging situation? Please leave a comment and let me know how I can pray for you! Have a story of hope? Please share it as encouragement for anyone facing a trial right now and share how God has blessed you with hope!
peace in the midst of painful and scary trials and situations! Thank You for loving us and protecting us and
never leaving us alone in this world of sin and struggle. Thank You for the incredible hope we have in
To read more about Connor’s health struggles in the past and our journey, the original post can be found here: New Life!