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Genevieve is a nurse educator now working online, laying it down for Christ as a chronic cancer patient, loving life with her soulmate and their 4 kids born in 4 years. She keeps a daily blog about the life of the suffering Christian and is a freelance author for a...

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  1. Whoa. I’m gonna have to re-read this multiple times. I don’t think I can process it all at the moment, but I know I need to “get” this. If that makes sense.

    Thanks for these wonderful words.

    • I swear for every “yes” or “no” I get from God, I get at least a dozen “wait” answers! I am in the middle of a big “wait” right now, and this verse soothes the anxious thought that comes creeping in the moments of silence in my day. Thank you!

  2. I’ve read that the real translation of “women being saved through childbearing” is that women are saved through the birth of a child, the Child–Jesus. He is our salvation and then, miraculously as you said, He gives us so much more in so many different ways. As a woman with infertility, that is very comforting.

  3. The faith of your testimony brings Him great Glory. You are holding everything with an open palm, a lesson He has been trying to teach me. Thank you for showing me how it is well done.

  4. Genevieve,

    Wrenched from the challenges of life, your story is one of encouragement, perseverance and truth seeking. I’m praying that the women who *need* to hear such words will find them in your post today.

  5. “God digs wells of joy with spades of sorrow…”

    Thanks for including that quote here in your post today. I’m trusting that it’s true. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story.

  6. Beautiful. I think God was showing you how powerful and holy He is by bringing joy amid sorrow. I prayed to get married before I was thirty. I was married at 29 to a man who exceeded my expectations. Talk about God’s timing. He wanted to make sure that I knew He had heard me.

  7. ” If you want me to be married, I whispered – flippant – you’re going to have to make it really clear to me.” I have uttered those very words. I was on a dating website and no hits had come in, so I gave in to God. Immediately he sent me the most incredible guy He could find. We’ve been married almost 7 years now.

    Your testimony is soo powerful and moving.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. How can one so young have such wisdom? I’m amazed at how you’ve learned at the Master’s feet and how He has worked in your life.
    Your words are so transparent yet carry me on a heartfelt, difficult but beautiful journey to the heart of Christ. Certainly something to surrender to–His heart.
    Thank you for this beautiful post.

  9. These deep heart paths are costly. Costly and beautiful in His hands. I see His beauty, His open- hearted, shocking love in you. Thank you for persevering in your faith. For blessing and not cursing. For testifying to the work of His hands. He is good and you are lovely,
    my friend.

  10. I am falling asleep…but wanted to tell you how gorgeous you are to the Father and all to whom you reflect Him…you are so very special and I just pray you know that right now.

    Thank you for saying so much, so well and for bringing us all in deeply to your life.

    Praying for you…