Sarah Markley
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I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

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  1. Sarah,
    This post is so timely for me. Two days ago I met with one of our area’s top foot surgeons in an attempt to find some relief for two years of severe pain in my foot. Since what I’m dealing with is nerve pain and it can be very tricky, the doctor was honest with me and said that further surgery had a slim chance of alleviating the pain and also a fair chance at making it worse. These were words I didn’t want to here…we are so used to there being a “fix” for everything. Right now, my “fix” is hope. I know that God is still in the miracle business and so I fix my eyes and my hope upon Him. I know that He is certainly able, but even if He should choose not to heal my pain, I will still praise Him because He is good and ultimately, in eternity, there will be an eternal “fix” for my pain. Thank you so much for these words of encouragement…I needed them this morning!
    Bev xx

  2. Appreciated your words this morning Sarah. “God is always good and hope is always needed.” Amen.

  3. I really needed this message this week. I recently started a new job, and it has been a hard week. Thank you!

    • Liz,
      Prayers for the new job to get better! May the coming weeks be a bit less hard on you and give you some peace and contentment!
      Blessings 🙂

  4. These are such wise words. Thank you so much for sharing your faith through your writing!

  5. Sarah, thank you for this post. I am so sorry that your road has been difficult. I pray that you have continued strength from God and that your road becomes less rough. May God carry you through these times 🙂

  6. Yes! Thank you for this! Hope is so important to our very being. I’m printing this off to give to one of the ladies in our women’s small group bible study. She was just diagnosed with MS and I will meet with her tonight.
    Thank you for blessing others even when you have struggled lately yourself. God does not waste a thing!
    Praying you will be blessed mightily!

  7. I facilitate a class for women who have had trauma, and the thing that all of them are looking for is hope, the alternative is despair. No one can truly live in despair for long, it slowly kills the body, soul, and spirit. These courageous women come out with hope for their lives in Jesus. It is so beautiful to watch these women bloom into who they desire to be and live with abundance instead of despair.

    Thank you Sarah for this lovely truth in this post.


  8. Thank you for this. I needed someone to put it into words for me 🙂 I think it is also something we should instill in our children. Not to look at the trouble they (we) are going through, but at what is up ahead.

  9. Wonderful post, Sarah. I was not familiar with that research on the placebo effect. Scientific proof for the benefit of hope! I also found great encouragement in your statements: “Hope is believing the best is still on its way and that goodness will triumph in the end,” and “Knowing the future God has chosen for us is good and right and that He has our best interests in His mind all the time.” You’ve filled my hope-tank today! Thank you!

  10. Sarah,
    Like you I’ve been going through a rough patch for over a year. I’ve been dealing with my aging dad’s move to assisted living and his medical issues. That has adversely affected my work performance. Several events happened at my clinic. My job changed with all that. Last year I was off work a ton with my dad and found it hard to concentrate on my work properly. Some things happened this year and I resigned my position. During this time my hubby almost lost his job. He was given a position back at hospital on crappy shift. Now he’s at an urgent care with same company and worried he will lose this position.
    Through all this I have had the hope and knowledge that God will see us through these trials! There were many days when I felt depressed, & not wanting to keep on, but I kept my focus on God and prayed a lot. I know for certain that He will see us through these trials!!
    Blessings 🙂