Posts tagged heavy struggles
3 Reasons Why You Should Embrace Suffering

I’ve always been a fan of suffering. Weird right? Not many people would say that, but I believe there is so much power in suffering. There is so much power when we realize that we are going through something that in the moment may seem life ending, but it's really just setting us up for our destiny. When I was younger, I went through a lot of suffering.

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When Heartache is All Too Real

Heartache. It hits at unexpected times, and one can ever be prepared for it. No matter what preparation one attempts, the pain, when it accrues, is always a shock. Though you might not be enveloped in it at this moment, at one time or another, you will have pain. Sadly, it is a fact that we shall have to face. Some of us will receive that dreaded phone call, the one that makes your heart stop and your palms sweat. Others of us will be found sitting in white walled doctor's offices attempting to comprehend what life will be like with the diagnosis.

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When You Don't Feel Qualified

Sometimes I feel I’ve lost my voice. Sometimes I feel like I have nothing to say, no encouragement to give—like I’m in a stuck place and can’t free myself, let alone help someone else find their way. And I wonder why God has called me to this: to be a writer, encourager, empathizer, counselor. To be a counselor, you must be wise and strong and patient. I think I am these things, but then I watch my interactions with people around me, and I cringe. I am selectively selfless—kind to those I want to be kind to, nice to those who are nice to me.

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An Anxious Heart Breeds Brokenness

My mood is so easily affected by the weather.If it’s dark and gloomy, my spirit knows it and sends me into a tired and sulky state. It takes everything in me to put a smile on my face and get out of bed because I’m not happy. I’m sad. Rainy and gloomy weather makes me sad. How am I supposed to be energetic and happy when it looks like the end of the world outside?

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Freedom From Addiction: Personal Testimony

I have been trapped by it for 8 years of my life, and if I'm going to be completely honest here, it’s been a real struggle. I mean, of course it is, every sin is. But for me, it’s really, really hard. There have been moments when my youth pastor asked the question, "What is your biggest sin?" and the word porn pops into my head without a second thought. There are moments when I doubt God is working in my life to help me overcome it. Moments when I just want to scream out and tell the whole world. Which I guess is what I am doing now...

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