I’m here to tell you that so many people have perpetuated a well-meant lie. God absolutely does give us more than we can handle. Sometimes God chooses to act and rescue. But other times, He chooses to act on us and restore, instead.
Grace To Grow On was created out necessity, my necessity to make sense of my own journey of struggle. My heart had to figure out why a loving God would allow a child to live only to suffer so much. And my head had to get right with a God who would let a mother’s heart break daily as she watched it happen. It’s simultaneously been the puzzle and the prize.
While reading my Bible one day, I was incredibly convicted by one specific verse:
“What I tell you in the dark, say in the light,
and what you hear whispered,
proclaim on the housetops.”
Matthew 10:27 (ESV)
I’m not a theologian. I don’t have a slew of letters to string behind my name. But what I do have is my story, a personal witness that God’s Word (really) is our hope. It truly can be applied to our daily lives, so that we can experience heartfelt, life-changing transformation—even when smack dab in the middle of messy, stressful stuff.
I’ve spent a lot of time stumbling around. But God’s been faithful to communicate a lot to my heart in the midst of it all. He still does. And everything I write is a record of what I’ve heard Him whisper to me in the dark.
So, welcome to Grace To Grow On. It’s a place where I explore how exactly how to do what Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37 ESV)—including how to do this no matter how we feel, where we are or how we may struggle.
Now I invite you to join me on a journey to cultivate a mindset that’s fully focused on the Master, striving to become all that He wants us to be while we work to walk closer to Him in our daily lives.