All the Things I Cannot Speak – She Loves

Image Credit: via She Loves Magazine

Image Credit: via She Loves Magazine

“When we look at biographies and photos of Christian writers, speakers, leaders, they appear invincible, so we feel silenced and shamed of our own empty hands. Those snapshots tell a story of people who are holding, not being held.

“But there are other heroes of the faith, and they give a different picture: Abraham who questioned God even while he believed; the father who cried to Jesus in desperation, “I believe, help my unbelief!”; Peter’s bitter tears as he betrayed his best friend; Thomas on his knees before the resurrected Christ; Paul who despaired in life. At those moments we see the reality: if we are to make it through doubt and despair, it is because God is holding us, even holding our faith.

“We would rather be those who hold, and not need to be held ourselves. We want to focus on our achievements rather than our powerlessness. But this is not the way of the kingdom, and the cloud of witnesses tell us we are not alone.

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6 Responses to All the Things I Cannot Speak – She Loves

  1. adrian ttremblay 23rd September, 2015 at 4:39 am #

    I love this. For so many years I viewed other Christians as having it all together as they sailed through their trials. While at different times in my life I seemed to be coming unraveled. I am so excited to be part of a book in which a group of women share their trials and suffering and how God has redeemed our suffering. I have written very openly about how I became depressed and angry, to the point of being dysfunctional. And how the Lord held me so tightly.
    It will be released in October.

    • Tanya 30th September, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

      How exciting to hear about your book! It sounds great.

      • adrian ttremblay 9th October, 2015 at 7:25 am #

        Hi Tanya,
        Hope you don’t mind if let you know our book Sacred Suffering is now out and available on Amazon.
        We ladies have shared openly and raw about our trials and how the Lord has brought us out the other side. It covers a wide variety of life’s challenges.

  2. Mavis Poole 21st September, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    P.S. should read /look forward to&nourished by the #sharing of your life
    experiences &points of view .

  3. Mavis Poole 21st September, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    Thank you Tanya, it’s reassuring to remember even #spiritual giant’s
    (the list is very long ) knew weakness and doubts, so often your words
    echo my own ups &downs,I look forward to and nourished by your
    life experiences and points of view,5*****.

    • Tanya 30th September, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

      Thank you so much, dear Mavis!

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