Have the tissues handy. When picking up this book that is my best advice. Oh and don’t read it in public if you are an ugly crier. If however, you are in need of a good soul-cleansing cry (because yes they are necessary from time to time) then Grace in the Middle by Wendy Duke is the perfect catalyst. It is a story of heartache and healing. It brings you from the soul-crushing fear of loss to the peace that only comes by resting in our Savior’s strength. It is a story of brokenness, grace, hope and faith.In need of a good soul-cleansing cry? #GraceintheMiddle by @WendyDuke32 is the perfect catalyst Click To Tweet
Grace – For a Mother’s Heart
If you follow this blog you know our family story. You know our journey with childhood cancer and my struggle through faith. If not you can catch up quickly by reading God Isn’t Done With Me Yet, a piece I wrote for My Journey of Faith Magazine earlier this week.
By page 30 I was crying, by page 70 the pages were soaked. I felt as if Wendy Duke was telling our story. Her’s happened 8 years prior and all the details were different. The emotions, fear, and numbness were the same. From the agonizing diagnosis, the long hours in the waiting rooms, to seeing your child for the first time after surgery… Duke captured the moments in all their raw pain. The anticipation of healing mixed with the answer of no and the long hours of waiting, that was my story.By page 30 I was crying, by page 70 the pages were soaked. I felt as if @WendyDuke32 was telling our story. Click To Tweet
Grace – Every Story is Unique
God works through each of us differently. Our personal experiences shape our faith and draw us into a more intimate, fuller understanding of our Savior. It shouldn’t surprise me when I discover the heart of another mother faltered when her faith was tested. I often feel alone that doubt and anger are not allowed in the Christian walk. But they are. We see it all through scripture but we gloss over the fact that the giants of the faith weren’t always saintly. We do not give ourselves the grace necessary to get it wrong, at least I don’t.
Stories like Wendy Duke’s reminds me that I am not alone in this walk. I am not the only one who doubts God or has run from Him. And they remind me that I can never run too far. He will and is always pursuing me.
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