Holding Onto Hope in the Unexpected | A Purpose in Pain Guest Post

Holding Onto Hope in the Unexpected | A Purpose in Pain Guest Post

What do we do when life presents us with the unexpected? Where do we turn when trials we never expected to encounter become our everyday reality?

Today, I have the honor of sharing a guest post on A Purpose in Pain’s blog. Here is what she has to say:

“My friend MaryBeth is no stranger to encountering the unexpected in her life. Her ability to hold onto hope and continue to trust in God through life’s devastating trials is a constant encouragement to me. It’s an honor to welcome her to the blog today. May her words stir you to hold onto hope as they always do for me.”

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You Can Do Hard Things | (in)courage Guest Post

You Can Do Hard Things | (in)courage Guest Post

Scared and alone, I entered the hospital.

While doctor’s appointments and tests have become a standard part of my life since receiving a rare disease diagnosis, this day was different. I’d grown accustomed — and unquestionably taken for granted — the ability to have a family member or friend by my side. With the pandemic continuing to press on, my only option was to brave the appointment alone as I faced the added fear of being exposed to a disease that didn’t play nice with weakened immune systems.

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God at Work in Small and Big Ways

God at Work in Small and Big Ways

The story we never expected to live may be the story that offers hope to someone else.

This week, I have the honor of sharing part of my story through Faith Storytellers—an online publication that seeks to share the story God is writing in the world through true, first-person stories of faith.

In the post Results that Changed My Life, I share the ways God was at work in small and big ways as I navigated treatment of a rare disease.

I hope my story encourages you to keep going and to keep seeking His presence as you wade through the unexpected.