I was torn about what to do. I begged God to take away this desire and he didn’t. So, I cried out to him to meet me amid this unfulfilled longing.
Posts by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
Vaneetha writes and speaks about meeting God in suffering. She is the author of The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering and her memoir, Walking Through Fire. You can find her writing at Desiring God and Vaneetha.com. Vaneetha lives in North Carolina with her husband Joel. She has two daughters, Katie and Kristi. Watch Choosing Joy in Suffering from Diamonds 2019.
Habakkuk says that he will rejoice in the Lord today - in the midst of the devastation and loss. How is it possible to find joy when you've lost everything?
Singing happy songs to a heavy heart is cruel. Don’t tell grieving people that their pain is a gift or make them sing praise songs when they don’t want to. Don’t tell them that other people are suffering more than they are.
When I can't imagine living like this, when my struggles feel relentless, I must trust God day by day, moment by moment, breath by breath.