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Meghan DeWalt is an author and medical office assistant who is passionate about theology, discipleship, and encouraging others to know and love God more. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Jeff, where they enjoy cooking, adventuring together, and serving the Church.

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  1. Meghan,
    I’ve lived with chronic pain and I know that,”Oh, no not again!” feeling when something new begins to ache. The past comes racing anxiously into the present. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to remember God’s goodness and faithfulness in the past and let that confidence propel us into a hopeful future. Always good to know a friend from Pittsburgh! I may live in the South, now, but my blood still bleeds black and gold!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. Thank you for sharing a part of your journey that I have been struggling to push through! You have graciously “tough-lovingly” pointed me to remember what God has brought me through so far and to focus on who He is and what he is ABLE to do. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  3. Thank you for writing this beautiful piece! It is EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now. I am actively reaching for God’s light to get thru some tough times but didn’t quite realize I was also holding onto darkness. I am now going to work through the darkness so the light can shine even greater! Thank you!

  4. Wow did this so resonate with me, Meghan. I sit here with my morning coffee utterly exhausted from lack of sleep because of my inability to stop worrying. I tried to remember I was not alone, and that I was in God’s hands. But I just couldn’t surrender. I know I need to have a day of reflection and to be reminded that even though I was unable to fully trust God, I am in God’s good hands and graces. Thank you.

    • There are a lot of God’s people who have lost His Hope, and suicides/depression or loss of a loved one have increased this past year. Some don’t get beyond the worry, so let’s remember ways to help the vulnerable. We have all experienced these negative times and this year it seems our faith in Jesus spirit walking beside us is the only thing that makes sense.

    • I am fighting the same fight and appreciate what you said: “even though I was unable to fully trust God, I am in God’s good hands and graces”. I subconsciously imagine God is testing me and I am failing, rather than seeing him as gracious, helpful and understanding. Blessings, sister!

  5. Thank you for your words today. Thursday I will be going in for a lumpectomy to have a cancerous lump removed. I have so much fear, yet I know God does great things. My daughter had a double lung transplant nearly three years ago. I know the power of the Lord. I am admitting my fears and letting the light in. Thank you

    • My prayers will be with you Debbie. My Mother was a breast cancer survivor, early intervention does help. I have a mass and I am nervous to imagining I don’t even know what, I need more tests. But I know I am not alone in this, many woman have come before me and the Lord will be with us.

  6. Your story was so beautifully written thank you, I just read Psalm 77. How timely your piece was. I was diagnosed with a brain mass 4 years ago. Through extensive testing it is probably benign and so far responded to radiation that has kept it from growing, staving off brain surgery. But as I am drinking my coffee I am also waiting for the clock to tick to 11:00 so that I can call to see of there is a cancelation at The Woman’s center so I can have my diagnostic tests for my breast mass they just found. I am scheduled for 3/3. Last year in March I contracted Covid 19, I’m 68 with COPD and other underling conditions. Although I did not feel normal again until the end of May, I was never hospitalized. By God’s grace I consider myself fine today, but will I be after my tests? I just have to remind myself he has brought me this far. I know whatever comes next he will not forsake me. He has stayed with me through many of my son’s health issues, my husband’s and through multiple nuclear tests of my own. He is always with me, when I remember this, its easy to forget in the business of life, I am truly comforted. Even when I feel unworthy.

    • Gay, I just prayed that the breast mass isn’t malignant. I, like you, am grateful that whatever comes to us in life, we can be confidant that our loving God is always with us. I am so thankful you recovered from the virus even though you have COPD and other conditions and your age which would be against that happening. I would attribute that to the Lord. All praise to Him.

  7. This blog is very encouraging to me today! I have had to move for the second time this year- my rent is quite high plus two storage units and only a minimal SS check to put towards my expenses.My last job ended and while I seek and wait for a new door of steady employment to open again,I am daily fighting anxiety and some fear! But looking back at all God has done in my past 30 years as a single mom, and what he has done for my son’s and me I am assured of that He continue’s to be my deliverer! God is on the throne!❤️✝️

  8. I used to wonder why God kept reminding the Israelites over and over again about how he brought them out of Egypt and through the Red Sea and fed them manna. I read that just a few chapters ago, I would think. But we human forget do easily. God was reminding them he took care of them once, and he would again. It is helpful for us to remember how God has helped us in the past. And the older we get, we have more instances to remember.

  9. Meghan,

    God knows that we are mere humans prone to forget. Read Judges 2:10 where Joshua & that generation died off. The next generation neither knew the Lord nor what He had done for Israel. God asked Joshua to choose 12 men-1 from each tribe & get 12 stones from the middle of Jordan & set them up as a memorial for future generations. It is so easy to forget the past & what God has done. For me I write down each instance of God’s goodness. That way when I encounter other trials-& I will- There will be a remembrance to look back on & remind myself of His goodness to me.

    Blessings 🙂

  10. Your words warm my soul. They make me want to go back and remember how God has worked in my life and how I need to keep all the help and comfort He has given me especially at the hardest times first place in my mind and heart. I applaud you my beautiful granddaughter for reaching out to help and guide us in the right direction.