Like fuel is for our cars and vitamins are for our bodies, hope is for the soul. Without hope, life continues to swirl around us, but we grind to a sluggish stop. Despair, disillusionment, and discontentment set in; we feel stuck.
Few understand hopelessness like Nancy Guthrie. After losing one child to a rare genetic disorder, Nancy and her husband were surprised to find she was pregnant again—only to have another child grow in her womb, be welcomed into loving arms, then pass into eternity within a few months. Where do you find hope after the loss of two children? How do you get unstuck? The answer resides in the lens we look through; perspective is everything.
If your fuel tank is low, Nancy’s words will help fill you with hope to move forward.
Watch the Interview
- If I’m disappointed with God, what should I keep in mind?
- How can times of suffering actually help us know God more fully?
- How does the passage of time help us change our perspective on suffering?
- How can we get to the place of fully trusting God’s will for our lives?
- Is it wrong to be angry with God?
- What can churches do to help people deal with loss?
- What are respite retreats, and how did they get started?
- How does Jesus’ death on the cross help us make sense of the painful things we experience?
Let Me Hear from You
We all endure times when it seems like nothing good will come from a situation or circumstance that is awful, painful, unexpected, and appears hopeless. We may know what Scripture says, but it doesn’t always fill the gaping wound with a wonderfully comforting balm. The truth is, the good comes after we have endured the bad for a while, after we’ve been comforted by the comfort of others, and after we’ve chosen to put our hope and trust in the One who endured the cross: Jesus Christ.
Have you run out of fuel? Is your spiritual or emotional tank on empty? Choose hope . . . choose to believe, to hope in Christ, and watch what unfolds. What one area of life are you willing to place in the hands of God today?
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About Nancy Guthrie
Nancy and her husband, David, have a twenty-something year old son and have had two children who were born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome, and each lived six months. Nancy has written books that reflect her compassion for hurting people and her passion for applying God’s Word to real life. Her desire to grow in her understanding of God’s Word has prompted her to pursue graduate work in theological studies. She and David host Respite Retreats for couples who have faced the death of a child. She speaks regularly at conferences nationally and internationally. Nancy and David make their home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nancy Guthrie Resources
All of Nancy Guthrie’s resources and books as well as her contact information, retreat information, and blog can be found on her Web site.