stubborn Hope

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
1 Peter 4:19 ESV

I trust God.

I am suffering with my stuff.  That much is certain.

Don’t we all, in our season?


  • I reject the shame that would tell me that my painful stuff is my own fault and therefore I am on my own with it.
  • Yes, there is a part of my suffering which I can see that my own choices played a part in.  I own it.  I’m sorry for it.
  • But the rest.  The part that is foolish mistakes?
  • The part that is short-sightedness?
  • The part that is bad luck?
  • The part that is my share of the yucky stuff in my family line and my culture?
  •  That is eligible for these precious and very great promises and I CLAIM them.

Published by strawberry0043

i am married to my best friend. I love Jesus more than life. I have an autoimmune disorder. I have joyfully born five children and been pregnant with seven. I have a disabled child. I have a mentally ill family member who abused my child and lied about it. I have one prodigal child who I may never see again.💚 I enjoy dealing with life as it is, not as it should be.💚 I have been unhappily and happily married to one man since 1995 (thank heaven!) I want to encourage💚 share hope in my world💚 Remind us and equip us to live in this difficult century. 💚June 2020

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