Archive for the 'Suffering' Category

Oct 01 2015

Pregnant with a Rainbow, Part V

Anxiety. A very big part of my PAL journey is wrapped up in that one little word. I have been continuing to write weekly entries into a Word document where I am essentially journaling through this pregnancy, mostly for my own sake, but perhaps to share in snippets with others (now or in the future), […]

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Aug 29 2015

Grief Has Become Part of Me

Living through grief takes courage. Looking back at the darkest parts of grief takes courage. Living life after grief takes courage. Looking ahead to see that the darkness isn’t always so thick takes courage. Isaiah 61:3 …to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning,     the garment of […]

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Aug 24 2015

Not Alone in Grief ~ Giveaway!!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! This is a first, I think, for Joyful Domesticity ~ a giveaway!! Please share this giveaway by sharing this post’s link, especially if you know someone suffering the grief of miscarriage. …~…~…~… In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various […]

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Aug 22 2015

Comforting Myself in My Grief

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This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 There have been times in my grief where I just needed to do something. Partly as a distraction of keeping myself busy, partly as a motherly act of doing something in honor of a child I could not rock or […]

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Aug 15 2015

Reading Gave Me Comfort

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In the midst of some of my deepest sorrows, darkest grief, and most despondent years, the Lord provided many encouragements for my heart through books, blogs, and online forums. Reading gave me comfort, and was always at my fingertips. When I asked how you comfort others with the comfort you too have received, I was […]

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Aug 13 2015

Comforting with Tangible Grace

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2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. A lot of us try to laugh it off when our period starts, saying that it is […]

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Aug 10 2015

When My Heart Aches

Job 30:22 You lift me up on the wind; You make me ride on it,     and You toss me about in the roar of the storm. There are many types of suffering, and I understand that the sovereign Lord allots for each of us what He deigns best for us and greatest for His glory. […]

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Aug 06 2015

How do you Comfort those who Need Comfort?

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When someone you know (whether intimately or superficially) is struggling with infertility or miscarriage or stillbirth, how do you reach out to comfort them? If you yourself have struggled with the debilitating cycle of month by month disappointment, how do you comfort someone who once again sees only one line on that pregnancy test? If […]

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Jul 10 2015

Meditating on Psalm 57

This morning I read a nice chunk out of Elyse Fitzpatrick’s book, A Steadfast Heart. It gave me multiple opportunities to think of my grandparents especially, as I know both of them are going through storms in their life as they adjust to new and difficult life situations. Grace withereth without adversity. The devil is […]

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Jun 27 2015

Prayers of Psalmody in Depression

With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before Him; I tell my trouble before Him. When my spirit faints within me, You know my way! Psalm 142:1-3 (ESV) Depression. Sometimes we can be so overwhelmed with the discouragements […]

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