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Table Of Contents

whAt is reAl hoPe?
The Hope to Which He has Called You
His Incomparably Great Power
the PAths we tAke when we Are hoPeless
The Mind in Battle and the Heart in Hiding
No Escaping the Heart
the reAl struggle—where there’s hoPe
Will She Know that I Love Her?
Facing the Pain and Looking to God
living in hoPe AnD Believing goD
Living in Hope and Enduring the Struggle
Belief—the Truth versus the Lies
truth
Seven Truths about God’s Character
God is Intentional
God Favors His Children
God is the Author of New Beginnings
God Is Never Done With Us
God Continually Invites Us to Come to Him
God Rescues Us from Trouble to Safety
God is in the Hard Stuff
Daily Track Hope
FreeDoM
Memories and Gratitude
Our Story and Our Family Stories
The Walk with God
The Walk in Trust
Truth is found in God Only
Three Things Needed for Running the Race
P. 1
Real Struggles, Real Hope

Real Struggles, Real Hope

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In my mind’s eye, a little girl crouches in a dark and cluttered hallway closet. Mountains of stuff fill this tiny room, where she remains hidden from everyone and everything. Besides the stuff of anger and doubt in this small space, the walls have writing on them that names the fears, insecurities, and reasons for shielding herself from the unfamiliar and the unknown. Many times, the little girl tries to exit her safe place. With a mask of self-prescribed extroversion, she determinedly leaves the four walls of her secret domain to be good at things and people—a good student, wife, even a mother. Hesitantly, she tells herself that hope and joy are within reach. But after a short stay away from the security of the hallway closet, the little girl goes back inside and continues hiding from life.

I was that young girl. I did not want to live this way any longer, so I cried out to God—who had been with me all along. He knew my pain, insecurities, anger, and fear. Bigger than any wall of self-protection I built, God would bring down these walls if I let him. My crying out was the first step.
In my mind’s eye, a little girl crouches in a dark and cluttered hallway closet. Mountains of stuff fill this tiny room, where she remains hidden from everyone and everything. Besides the stuff of anger and doubt in this small space, the walls have writing on them that names the fears, insecurities, and reasons for shielding herself from the unfamiliar and the unknown. Many times, the little girl tries to exit her safe place. With a mask of self-prescribed extroversion, she determinedly leaves the four walls of her secret domain to be good at things and people—a good student, wife, even a mother. Hesitantly, she tells herself that hope and joy are within reach. But after a short stay away from the security of the hallway closet, the little girl goes back inside and continues hiding from life.

I was that young girl. I did not want to live this way any longer, so I cried out to God—who had been with me all along. He knew my pain, insecurities, anger, and fear. Bigger than any wall of self-protection I built, God would bring down these walls if I let him. My crying out was the first step.

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