Day 5 of Quarantine: Resting in Jesus

Fear of coronavirus overwhelmed me these past few weeks. At my most recent prenatal appointment, my doctor recommended that I take it easy, stop stressing, and get as much rest as possible. As I drove home, her words stuck with me. "Get as much rest as possible.” As they sunk in deeper, I suddenly felt…

Strength in Weakness

“I’m fine.” I hated my struggles, so I buried them. Earlier this year, a traumatic incident sparked severe anxiety in me. I refused to talk about it or think about it. Only a few days later, I told my family I was fine when they asked.But I wasn’t fine at all. I was just afraid of my own…

You Have Enough

I used to cling to Philippians 4:19 for peace about my circumstances, expecting God to change them immediately and make me feel content. It says, "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."  Honestly, I was missing Paul's point. Paul was in prison when he wrote this to the…

Your Father is Present

My mind has always focused on “future happiness.” Once I get married, I’ll be happy. Once I have a new job, I’ll be happy. Once I buy a home, I’ll be happy. Personally, my husband and I recently purchased a home. We were ecstatic when the sellers accepted our offer, but that excitement only lasted…