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“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 I’m a firm believer that as humans we can suffer unimaginable hurt, loss and pain. The loss of a loved one, miscarriage, abandonment, rejection, addiction, infidelity, the list truly is endless. But I’m also a firm believer that these types of hurt can only be perfectly healed by one – God. I applaud you for doing the work to heal and better yourself. People who suffer these types of hurt and get back up again are…

Job chapter 1 and 2 surveys the heartrending account of Job’s loss. First, he loses his material wealth and possessions, and then he learns that all of his children died in a desert windstorm. There are still terms that lack in our world. For instance, there is a word to describe the loss of ones parents; an orphan—there is a word to describe the loss of a spouse; a widow—but, there is not a word in the English language to describe a parent who suffers the loss of a child. Certain experiences go against the grain of normality—I cannot begin…

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). I know all about having life completely turn your world upside down. I know the feeling of sheer terror as tragedy strikes and you are left with the remnants of what could have been. I’ve been in the valley that seems to stretch for miles with no end in sight. I also know all about that unexplainable peace from God that covers you like a blanket in the midst of all of that. I have been told devastating news by…