hope of God
This week I’m welcoming fellow blogger, Betty Draper, to ComfortedbyGod as she shares a very dark period of her life with us. I’ll let her tell you what happened and how God radically changed the course of her life. (more…)
?Lord Jesus, please work it out so we can ride horses tomorrow,? I softly prayed with my daughters.
All year long we looked forward to this mother-daughter weekend retreat hosted by a horseback riding camp. Although I registered for the event months in advance, it wasn?t soon enough. The camp guaranteed the first eighty-five attendees a spot on Saturday?s trail ride, but since I missed the cut, we were placed on a waiting list. Unless two spots opened up, my daughters were going to miss their favorite part of the retreat. (more…)
I messed up today! I’m so sorry for not making a proper introduction to this week’s guest blogger…time just got away from me.
Please welcome Shelly Young as she shares her story of how the Lord revealed how He uses pain in her life. While dealing with her baby’s reparative surgery, Shelly comes to grips with how God strategically reshapes her own soul to be more Christ-like. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of yourself in this touching article. I know I did. Here now, is Shelly Young:* * * * *
I grew up with two loving parents in a marriage that alcohol and other vices threatened More >
I want to let you in on a secret: things are changing around here!
You may remember when I first established the ministry eighteen months ago it was born out of my desire to encourage women in their faith as they faced their own life struggles. In fact, the foundational verse of Comfort & Compassion Ministry (CCM) was 2 Corinthians 1:3-4,
?Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the More >
Fear gripped my heart. Not only did the disease strip my ability to stand and walk, but it toyed with my emotions too. As a prisoner in my home, unable to even walk to the mailbox, I became isolated and depressed.
My thoughts raced with doubt and terror:
Am I going to spend the rest of my life in horrendous pain?
Will I be in a wheelchair forever?
Will I leave my children without a mother?
Is disease and heartache all that my future holds?
For a while I didn’t even recognize myself anymore, as my thoughts didn’t reflect my faith and trust in Jesus More >
I don?t like it when I fall, spiritually I mean. Of course I fail God every day, but I?m talking about the big things: pride, selfishness, self-righteousness. Those things tend to sneak up on me because they?re easy to rationalize and justify. Before I know it I?m finding fault with everyone else, excluding the number one offender?me. By the time I realize that I?m the culprit it?s too late.
Now I have a lot of patching up to do with the Lord, my family, and myself.
All of this failure wasn?t without warning. For weeks I kept hearing ?So, if More >