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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. Your words are so beautiful, so comforting and encouraging. How wonderful that we don’t have to live in the broken chaotic world forever. Some day, the sea will be no more. Amen.

  2. This was so inspirational. Many thanks this morning. I am always amazed at the timing of the morning messages posted. They are so thought provoking, helpful and relatable in my life. I cannot begin to start my day without reading them. I hope all of you who write for this site know how much good you are doing and how much I appreciate all of you.

  3. Thank you for the reminder that Jesus is with us in the storms of life. Putting our trust in him as Lord and savior

  4. Thank you for this encouraging message. I am going through depression and anxiety again. The Lord has always brought me through and I am asking Him again to “do it again”. I am 76 years old and quite frankly am tired and weary. I am asking you all as my sisters in Christ to send up a little prayer for me. God bless you all!

    • I am 74 and praying for you.. I know weariness… left my 2000 sq ft home 2 years ago to move into a basement suite and look after 2 small children. Life is hard but it’s JOYFUL AND BLESSED when we give each day to The Lord. Warm hugs dear sister-In-Christ. Look for His blessing and go out and be a blessing ❣️

    • Praying for you as I write. Keep looking up. Jesus is coming for us soon. Love in Christ Jesus.

    • Dear Donna,
      I start my day with Philippians 4:4-8, which begins “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! . . .Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Just reminding myself to rejoice is half the battle to defeat depression and anxiety. Another part is to remember to stay humble. God does the work, not I. Finally, Philippians 4 provides a beautiful list of qualities to think about. I have found this to be a most helpful practice because other thoughts need be given minimal time. I hope these suggestions will help. I am 71 and had a panic attack during the Covid scare, at home and alone. I am sending up a prayer for you as I sit at my laptop.

      • Precious words of encouragement. Developing the attitude of rejoicing in all things is indeed a learning goal of mine also. One great thing to remember is we are not alone in this battle. Paul alludes to his own example to encourage them.(Phil 4:9) Finding ourselves some really good friends is one of the strategies to waiting patiently in hope, I’m sure.

    • Donna,

      Abba Father, You are Jehovah Rapha the God who heals. Please send your healing touch to Donna. Take away her anxiety & depression. Give her a sense of peace, contentment & happiness. Shower her with your loving touch. AMEN!

  5. I enjoyed reading this post on God has control in this world. The Bible is good to read and it reminds me that He helps us through all of our lives as we continue to follow Him. His mercies are new every morning. I enjoy being at the ocean on the west coast. God bless you, Kaitlyn.

  6. We live in a world that is full of evil. It will not get better because of man that does not believe in Jesus. Until Jesus comes back to earth one day. We that believe in Jesus and have Jesus as our Saviour know he will be back one day to walk on earth again. Like the time he rode the donkey and the people shouted “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” we the save can cry for that to happen soon again. As there is a world out there that needs a Saviour. So we hold on that. Keep looking up and trusting God for everything and believing everything in his word the Bible and saying our prayers. No matter what going on in our World. And also Keeping believing and trusting Jesus will be back again one day all this trouble in our world then will be done away with. To that I say Amen. Thank you Kaitylan for today reading love it. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  7. Hello, and thank you for this message. I must admit, being a beach-lover, and living by the ocean, taking in the splendor and beauty and power that He has given us in the vastness of the sea, this concept of the “sea being no more” has always bothered me. Whenever I walk down there I can’t help but ask “why?”….”why would this incredible part of our lives cease to exist?” And, what will replace it?
    I guess I have never associated the seas with “chaos” any more than anything else that this earth brings to humanity…a virtually unending list of things that befall us, all around us, …ugliness, terror, hostilities, cruelties, etc…so your post is the first I have read that seems to shed a little light on the subject.
    I personally don’t want the seas to “go away,” but alas, God knows exactly what He is doing, and Why.

  8. So so very encouraging. Thank You. The temporary will give rise to the eternal. Blessings.

  9. Kaitlyn,

    I haven’t watched the news in a very long time. Plus I do very little social media. Tired of all the rhetoric being thrown around. There has been so much sadness in our world since 2020. My cry of late has been come Lord Jesus. I want all the hatred & chaos
    to stop. Until He comes we Christians can rest assured that we have an anchor. One that holds us closer than a brother or friend & will be with us to the end. I am awaiting that Glorious day!

    Blessings 🙂