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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. Amen! I’m in a spot with potentially big hard news of a loved one yet it’s not my news to tell. So I pray & try to encourage. I’ve found it hard not asking for prayers of others but your post painting the picture of Jesus holding it with me is perfect. He may not look & sound like a prayer warrior I know but He is with me just the same. Your words have refilled my encouragement tank so that I can continue to hold & encourage my loved one. Blessings! (((0)))

  2. This is where I am at. I recently got news that rocked my world and made me doubt I had a reason to live. I’m just going through the motions, clinging to the thread that tomorrow might, just may be the day hope and joy show up. Others are carrying me through this time. I’m borrowing their hope, joy and faith until I get my own miracle.

  3. Kaitlyn,

    Who knew that as I’ve been praying for your father and family, something like this would land at my door. This past weekend I had a conversation with a friend about how we can simultaneously feel opposing emotions; it’s not “either/or,” it’s often “many/all.” God remains the calm in the storm, the constant center around which chaos revolves. His presence brings good news to every circumstance, and my plea is to get to see and understand, for the Spirit to lead and comfort.

    Your words here are personal to me, and I’m so grateful you shared a painfully personal season to bless others. I’m a grateful recipient <3.

  4. Thank you for sharing this and bringing encouragement in the midst of the storm….reminding us of the faithfulness of God and His love for us. My husband of 48 years spent two months in the hospital and passed on New Year’s Day. When I read this, I felt it was a personal note from God to encourage me. I have journaled your thoughts as a reminder to me that I am not alone, and He is right here with me. Thank you.

  5. This is beautiful! I love the expression of “I’ll hold it with you.” That is what we do for each other and we trust that Jesus is holding the weight of it all, if we let Him.

  6. I’m sitting here crying after reading this. I am in the most overwhelming circumstances I have ever faced, and the accompanying depression is way too much for me. It feels so hopeless and finding Jesus in it all is hard.

  7. Dear Kaitlyn,
    I’m sorry to read of your dad’s cancer diagnosis. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Beautiful post; your faith was so strong that Jesus showed up right when you needed him. We all need our faith to be that deep and trusting all the time.

    Blessings, Sandy

  8. Lord, I pray for all the women that left a comment of their heart-breaking journey. Would you please hold it for them, walk with them and carry them when they feel so burdened, for You tell us that nothing is too heavy for You, no matter what tomorrow holds You will be with us and comfort us.

  9. Kaitlyn God does hold us no matter what we go through. Cancer not nice. No matter who take it. I never had it. But I know people who had it and died of it. Leaving family without their loved one’s. But you know what when Things like this happen. Even if not cancer or something just as not as nice. I found this saying on line. It helped me when I was not well and before I had my hysterectomy 5 years ago in October last year. It said simply this. “Don’t worry about tomorrow God is already there” how true that is. That saying spoke to me when I first found it on line. That no matter what I went through with my health each day God I was not to worry God has already gone before me and was there for me. To help me through it all. As I took seizures because my be hormones each month as a woman went up the left with my periods. So I had to have hysterectomy to stop that happing. God went before me took me through it all. Like he took you through all you went through katilyn. He is a God that never leaves us nor forsakes us. I say Amen to that. Love today’s reading Kaitlyn.

  10. As I continue to battle Chronic Illness with 2 Different Diseases…this resonates with my SoulI keep finding the places of praise and let God hold it with meI can Trust Him

  11. Kaitlyn,

    Prayers for you & your family. This is so true: “We have a God who sees the end from the beginning, and has promised to bring us all the way Home. No matter what tomorrow brings, He will carry us through.” Life may seem bleak at the moment. There may seem no way out of your pain, or trial. Yet our loving God has made a way & will guide through to the end.

    Blessings 🙂

  12. Amen to all of your sharing and the faith you hold in your hearts for our wonderful God. Life hurts so bad and so much for all of us and/or those we love. But God…He is the most powerful medicine we can ever reach for, no matter the reason. Blessings to everyone today and all of your tomorrow! Praise God, Praise God, the Great Healer of all pain.

  13. What beautiful heartfelt words you have written here. ❤️ As I was reading your blog, I was thinking of some special friends I want to share this with. I have had 3 different cancers…I guess God isn’t finished with me yet. I have a friend who has been fighting a liver cancer for 8 years – and recently found out her tumors are growing again. She and I encourage each other with God’s word!
    Your words were a blessing to my day.

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