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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Sarah Mae,
    I needed this post this morning. What an important point to remember – that we mourn the past, not the future. Even if we’ve had victories in the past, the enemy is a master at whispering in our ear that this time will be different – things will never change in this situation. To accept his lies as truth goes against everything that God promises in scripture. Through Christ we are MORE than conquerors. Also so true, that God is at work when nothing seems to be happening and every breakthrough is never like the one before. The breakthrough may be just around the next bend. Praise that ALL our messes will be completely healed in eternity; all relationships will be restored; all pain will be gone, but God does give us victories here on earth that we can point to and say, “Look at the great work God has done in my life.” Thank you for sharing from such a vulnerable point. Your bravery is meeting hearts right where they are, in pain, and delivering a message of hope. God bless you!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Bev, Her words “You might believe, as I have, that things cannot change, that hope isn’t for this situation, this mess, this pain, but that’s not true because we serve a God of hope, a God of resurrection” sure are music to my ears…Claiming that for you & me! God bless!

  2. Loss of hope for the believer is so devastating because it impacts on our view of God.
    I’m trusting along with you for a renewed understanding of the bedrock of God’s character, the basis for all our hope. And your words have set me to pondering on Jesus’s words in the Beatitudes: “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” So grateful for the hope of the gospel which comes to us as massive comfort when all else has been stripped away.

  3. Sarah Mae,

    Here I sit, in a corner cubicle. I’m in a rural office, 90 minutes from the nearest city in SK, Canada. And your words have left me literally crying in the corner.

    Thank you for writing from such an honest place in your heart. In my blog entry this weekend, I confessed that I had written off hope and even Easter hadn’t resurrected it this year. And there you are, penning words in obedience to the leading of the Spirit that would reach me in my mess. What a beautiful reminder of His love, and the lengths to which He will go to reach us!

    Blessings to you today as you continue the hard work. I am so grateful that we do not journey alone.

    • Vicky,
      I’m so moved by the image of you crying alone in the corner, far away from the conveniences I take for granted. I’m also smiling through my own tears in Texas, giving thanks that we both found these beautiful words today. Here’s to hope, which we both deserve! ❤

    • Oh Vicki,

      Me too friend, I’m so glad we don’t have to walk alone. I know that hopeless feeling so well, but it’s from the enemy. God is all about resurrection – hope and new life!

      Keep on.

  4. Thank you for this great article… It speaks to my ❤️. Yesterday, was Easter Sunday & we are reminded, that yes he lives. He renews all things & makes them new again.

  5. ‘. To mourn in advance is wrong because we are projecting a twisted viewpoint“… this is powerful truth right here!!!! I call it going futuretripping… we go out in the future … all the grace for the day is not our there… so the enemy assaults us there… “twisted our viewpoint”!!! And i love Dan Allender’s work… I had the privilege of sitting under his teaching for 9 months while I got my lay counseling certificate… it was so powerful!!! Thanks so much for sharing your story!!!!

  6. Sarah Mae,

    I have often mourned the past with all the mistakes made. We should never ever grieve the future. As Christians God has promised us a bright future with the Holy Spirit guiding on our journey. Life down here in the messy middle between two Edens is hard. The devil is working over time to discourage & deflate us. Telling us that God won’t resurrect us from this problem/trial. Psalm 23 states: Even though I go through the valley of shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod & staff they comfort me. We must remind ourselves that God is with us always working on our behalf. We may not see the outcome yet, but He will bring us to victory again. Standing with you in believing God today. We will not mourn the future. We will hope in God that there is something more, even in this messy middle beyond the dark valley we find ourselves in.

    Blessings 🙂

  7. Amen, such awesome truth! I so needed to hear this word. We mourn our past not our future! Thank you Jesus! He is faithful and he will come through again. I’m expecting my miracle. I’m believing with all of you!

  8. It´s been nearly 40 years since my abortion. I have struggled mightily trying to feel forgiven. When I was diagnosed with female cancer, I knew in my heart that I absolutely deserved to get that cancer and that I deserve to die from it for what I did. If I am able to feel forgiven, I´m quickly overwhelmed with shame at the thought of having to face my baby in heaven. What in the world will I say?