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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. Thank you Kaitlyn for sharing this message of Hope no matter what. I am praying for you as you walk through this valley. I know that the storms make us stronger, prayers for all of us that we will continue walking confidently, knowing that God is holding our hand each step of the way.

  2. Such a beautiful style of writing and such an comforting post, Kaitlyn! Words so softly spoken, yet so powerfully true! Thank you for sharing this heart felt story! It has truly blessed me this morning! This is to I am sharing with my Prayer Group today!

  3. Such helpful words this morning as I approach the 5 year anniversary of my husband’s suicide. This morning I felt like pitching camp but I look outside and even though the ground is covered in snow, the sun is peeking through the trees. There is hope and I need to take scripture’s word to heart.

    • Madeline,

      Abba Father please shower Madeline with hope. Give her glimpses of what is to come. Take away the darkness & shed your light & love on her. Put your loving arms around her.

      Sending Hugs your way (XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

      Blessings 🙂

  4. I love today’s devotional so much! Thank you! I need to get back to reading your book! I find myself in a bit of a stormy season and often wondering, like you said, should I just pitch a tent and live here? Is this my life now (again)? I struggle so much with what obedience in the storm looks like? How will I know when the storm is over? I pray daily for God to align my heart with His. I don’t want to lose hope, but I don’t want to sit around waiting for the wrong things either.

  5. well that was certainly needed! thank you for sharing kaitlyn. this part truly blessed me, “The valley is never the end, for the valley itself is a door. We’re passing through.”

  6. Excellent well said Kaitlyn. Yes the storm is never the of story no matter what we go through in life. God is always there beside us to help us through what we go through. All we have to do is Pray to God and trust his promises in his word. Know that he never leaves us nor forsake us no matter what storms we go through. We can do as Proverbs 3 verse 5&6 which says ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your way acknowledge Him And He shall direct your paths.” How true those verse are especially when going through a storm in our lives. To know we can trust the Lord with all our Hearts and not lean on our own understanding God will direct our paths through it all. That we can smile again. Look back at our strorm or stroms in week or few weeks. Know God hands was with was guiding us and telling us through his Holy Spirit what to do so we can again see light at the end of tunnel because we trusted God through it all. I say Amen to that. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxxx

  7. Kaitlyn,
    I love the beauty with which you weave words — words I needed to hear this morning. For thirty plus years I’ve walked through the valley of mental illness — anxiety and depression. There are episodes and seasons in which I feel like the splintered tree you captured. I resign myself to setting up my tent. But then…the storm clears and the blue skies return. My soul and spirit lift and I see glimpses of heaven. I know one day I will be completely healed. The storm is never the end of the story — praise! Until then, I keep walking forward clutching His righteous right hand which guides me through…beautiful post!
    Blessings and prayers sweet sister,

    • Ah yes… with you in that splintered tree place, looking up, eyes fixed, watching for blue. One step and breath at a time, yes? He is faithful; we are grateful.

  8. Thank you for these much needed words. God used them to remind me once again that He is with us in this storm we’re in (19 years now). And that it can only last a lifetime. Our real home is in His true light and His perfect love for eternity.

  9. My storm lasted more than 20 years. At times I resigned myself to “this is the way it will always be, deal with it”. But God never stopped working. He has made my relationship with Him and with my husband better than I could have ever imagined. I praise and thank Him every day. Don’t ever give up hope ❤️

  10. Kaitlyn,

    Ours is a loving, caring God. The psalmist said it best in Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. He is walking us through our valleys. He knows the whole story. He has plans for us. Plans to prosper & not for harm. We just need to trust His timing & look for glimpses of hope all around us.

    Blessings 🙂

  11. Thank you for this encouraging post, so vulnerable. I will pray for you for sleep. Thank you for sharing your struggles.