Sharon Jaynes Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 26 Comments

Leaving the Land of Disappointment

Have you ever felt discouraged and disappointed? Silly question. We all have. Keep reading and you’ll see how Mary Magdalene handled those same feelings. Let’s see what we can learn from her.

Sometimes you expect you’re getting a Rachel and you wake up with a Leah. Okay, I know that example might connect better with a guy, but you get the point.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Trusting God 6 Comments

Can I Trust God?

Do you ever have trouble trusting God? I get it, we all do. This post is just for us occasional doubters.

I hopped up on the counter at the soda fountain and placed my five-year-old feet on the spinning stool in front of me. Dad sipped on a Coke and talked to the lady behind the counter with the red-and-white-striped apron tied around her waist.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, God's love, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 16 Comments

When You Wonder if God is Concerned About You

Have you ever felt like God has forgotten you? I know I have. When my husband and I lost our second child, I felt like God was far away, and didn’t see what I was going through. It was a wilderness time, and I felt very alone.

In Exodus 3, Moses was on the far side of the wilderness—literally and figuratively.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Trusting God 157 Comments

Are You Emotionally Crippled?

I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her. She measured about four feet high, back curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut. Like an upside-down chair, her face was parallel to the dirty sidewalk.  Feet. Dirt. Trash. That was her view of the world.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 35 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out!

Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon.

I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through.  Read more…