Hold onto Hope

Have you ever found yourself in that unpleasant place of knowing you are going through a challenging set of circumstances and all you can do is wait? I’m so there. I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few of the more coherent thoughts that I am able to salvage out of my head.

I am not gracefully handling each moment of every day, but I’m finding comfort in this simple yet powerful promise from God’s Word.

“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”
                  ~Psalm 9:18

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9 thoughts on “Hold onto Hope

  1. Jennifer Dufresne

    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for your video message and your commitment to continuing with your blog even as your hand heals and you get through the early stages of pregnancy!

    I really appreciated your message, about the “little” challenges that can be wearying, and that lack the adrenaline and wealth of community support that comes with the “bigger” challenges or tragedies.

    I think that I replied to one of your blog posts once before with some seemingly “little” challeges. I have been struggling for 3 or 4 years with the challenge of being a mom with strong emotions to a son with stronger emotions. It’s incendiary and wearying and sometimes even scary, especially when I think about his teenage years (I am praying for the power not to be “anxious about tomorrow”).

    My husband and I dealt with abuse when we were children and we prayed when we decided to marry that we would pass on a new legacy to our children. I’m not sure how much of a new legacy we are passing on.

    Like you, I try to hold on to hope – a hope that never fails in Jesus. I try to remember that the Lord did not make a mistake when He put a challenging child with challenging parents. God has a good purpose for our family. It’s just hard to appreciate growing opportunities when I fear for my son’s emotional health. I know the Bible verses “Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you.” It’s the daily putting verses into practice that I find hard.

    Thanks for your post and have a great day!

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer

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    1. Kelly Post author

      Jennifer,
      I’m encouraged by your bravery and determination to fight against your natural tendencies! Keep on fighting. You may not “feel” like you’re leaving a new legacy, but I’m pretty sure you must be since you are conscious about the challenges you are working to overcome and making efforts to be different. It’s a process, and you, just like the rest of us, won’t get mothering right every single day.

      I’m praying for you and your son today. God will reward your pursuit of Godly parenting, of this I’m confident.

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  2. Michelle W

    Kelly,
    You are such an encouragement to me through your blog and the random opportunities I have to see your smiling face! We love you guys and you’re in my prayers today. Congratulations on your little snowflake as well!
    Michelle

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  3. Courtney

    Kelly, I’m so proud to know you and the ministering work that you are continuing to do here, even though your hand is hurting (vlog!) and you are dealing with big life changes. You are demonstrating how to handle it all gracefully. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Couldn’t be happier for you 🙂

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  4. Pamela

    I believe you are touching more people “while you wait” than you know. There are seasons of our life, and God gives us a ministry in each one. I hope you continue to vlog some even when your hand heals. Your heart is so evident in your face and your words carry an encouraging to others in their waiting stage.

    Congratulations on the sweet new one. Ah…one of God’s greatest gifts.

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