Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. In all your ways acknowledge HIM and He will make your paths straight.
— Proverbs 5:3
— Proverbs 5:3
The Sweet Side of Suffering
Recognizing God’s Best When Facing Life’s Worst
Discovery House 2013
This newly published book is full of scriptural truths about the character of God in our suffering. In the introductions she says “Times of suffering can be times of tremendous darkness of soul. It is my prayer that these pages will help poke holes in the darkness and bring God’s light and encouragement to those who are in the midst of the dark night of suffering.” She uses example in her life of various difficulties she has experienced showing us how God’s love has brought light into those times through ways such as His voice, His care, His comfort, His shared suffering, His grace and hope.
Her examples may differ from your experience but the words that she shares help bring out a response that can only come by the help of God. She pulls together stories from throughout the Bible for us to see the way God speaks and can be present in the rough days that come with caregiving. Some days you may not look at your caregiving as suffering but other days may feel like misery. Drawing on the writing of Lovejoy may help you to lean on your heavenly Father in dark times to sweeten the bitterness of life’s struggles.
Guest Review by Sue Brettmann
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Sue Brettmann RN has been devoted to Caregiving both in her career as an RN, Parish Nurse and caring for her aging parents through the last 40 plus years. She has experience in trauma, home care and hospice. Her strong faith walk and relationship with Christ has always been a part of her care and she is committed to helping others see the gift of Christ in their personal journey's.