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Rachel Marie Kang is the author of Let There Be Art and the Social Media & Guest Post Manager for (in)courage. She is founder of The Fallow House and she lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children — connect with her at rachelmariekang.com.

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  1. How lovely that God gave back to you a refrain you had given to Him. His encouragement is often not what we expected, but is usually the very thing we need. So much hope in your words, pointing us back to the Giver of Hope. <3

  2. Just beautiful, the way you described your changing life. So many similar things are happening in my life also. Prayers for you as you travel on your journey homeward.

  3. Your words are transparent, vulnerable,
    palpable, and relatable.
    May God’s good graces shower you today and in the days to come. You are his child, Rachel, and his faithful servant.

  4. Rachel so well and beautifully written. So true. We all even if we have kids or do not have go through times in our lives when we think everything is falling apart. Why is this happening to me or us. If Married. We have to really trust God and had this over to God when we think our lives are falling apart. We say why why me. We have to go to God in prayer and stand on the promises in his word the Bible and say God your word say this. It say you be will do this. So I standing on this promise that your word gives me. As I stand on Philippines 4 verse 19. It says ” My God’s shall Supply all my Needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus”. How true that is. But when your world falling apart or you think it. This is when we find it hardest to true God and stand on his promises. The Enemy would have you think God not come through for me. Yes he will be not in the way you expect or in the timing you want. We are like most of a microwave we want like our meal heated in a few minutes when we put in the microwave. We expect that of God with his answers. But sometimes God makes us wait to see how strong our faith is in him. He puts us through a test. To see also are we going to pray to him about abs stand on his word. Or just expect him to answer right away. As we know he knows already before we prayed about it and stood on his promises if we do. What we need. But God like us to anyway pray about it and stand on his promises. Believe them. As that us having the faith to trust God with it. Even when our world seems to be falling down around us. I the Don Moen song you get it on YouTube. It is ” God will make a way where there seems no way. ” How true that is. A song worth listening too. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little in my prayers incourage xx

    • Dawn, you’re so right. We like things to be done quickly…fast. Like a microwave. I feel that impulse in me. And I want to retire it. I want slow, I want deep. I want the Lord to do his good and holy work within me. Thank you for always sharing your encouragement here. It means so much to see you show up here. Grace to you in this season, Dawn. ♡

  5. Your words and perspective are a beautiful balm to mind and soul. Also the fact you worry about doing right by your children, means you are doing right. You are holding them close and lifting them up to Lord.

  6. Thank you so much for I needed this very much for I had felt the past few years I felt my life is falling apart and including my family and as much as things in my own house is falling apart and I had prayed relentlessly to have a bit of help ! Blessings to In courage !

    • I am with you, Lisa. It has been a heard season…a hard few years. May perseverance and hope ever be yours. God sees you. He wants the best for you and is with you. ♡

  7. Thank you so much for this gift of wonderful words. I was feeling very low in spirits, and didn’t know what passage to read in my Bible. God led me to you. What a blessing your words are. I know now that when things fall apart, I am indeed in Gods grace always. Many Blessings to you

    • Adrienne, I am so glad this words helped you feel held. Keep clinging. May refrains and words from scripture come when you need them most. And know that the Holy Spirit is always coming to you—with you, even now. Much love. ♡

  8. Thank you! Words written so well. I felt like I was looking in the mirror. I see you. I feel you. I hear you. Only God can heal. Only God can mend this brokenness. God can and God will take care of you. God’s will be done! Praise God!

  9. Thank you for your encouraging post. I needed it. I’ve been needing those words for several years. I need them every moment of every day. I know the truths are there all the time. That God knows our situations by heart as we cry out to Him for help. But I get discouraged so easily and so quickly. I find it very hard to accept the bad things – particularly health problems that don’t want to heal but linger on and on. I deal with a lot of pain every day and in different ways. Thank you for your words!

    I just prayed for you that you will find answers and healing to your health situation. That God will give you sustaining grace and strength for each day.

    • We are learning how to be gentle with ourselves, Linda. We know the truth…but living it out is hard and holy work. It’s not always so easy when pain lingers and dreams are deferred. Thank God we don’t walk this road alone. You are surrounded by your (in)courage community. And you are surrounded by God. ♡

  10. Rachel,

    Father please send your healing touch to Rachel. Guide their steps & give them strength for this journey you have them on. Bless them with peace, patience & comfort as they await your timing.

    Ours is a loving caring God. He will walk with us through ALL trials. Nothing is to hard or heavy for him to handle.

    Blessings 🙂

  11. Thank you for these inspirational words…..meant so much to me…I will hold it in my heart and take it daily.