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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. Kaitlyn, thank you for your honesty this morning. I needed it. Yes I’m ready for this year to be behind me but I also know I don’t have another year in me quite yet. “Hope gets in the boat.”

  2. Omigoodness. YES! It’s been a lot just the past few months. Going along. Head above water. Then, the rogue waves…..

  3. The Holy Spirit is speaking through you to me today in this quiet moment of the morning. I am pretty sure I will be fired at work today. I know I need to trust God with the outcome. Yet, I am so scared. I live by myself and I have no savings. I know that if I truly trusted God completely with the outcome, no matter what, this fear would disappear and be replaced with the hope and confidence of the Holy Spirit. I still pray that I will not be fired. Please pray for me.

    • I am praying for you, for God’s blessings and provision and His peace. He is faithful, Jehovah Jireh! He will make a way where there seems to be no way.

    • Holy and Mighty Father, You know every detail of this situation and every need and worry. I pray that you’d steady her heart and fill her with faith that if she’s let go, she can trust that You’re readying her next position for her and she can be encouraged.

    • Susan,

      Father God please give Susan peace & comfort no matter the outcome of her job situation. Help her to trust you completely. Guide & direct her steps to the job you want her to have. Take the fear away from her give her a sense of hope.

      Blessings 🙂

  4. Oh Kaitlyn, thank you! I’m so glad you found comfort and hope through the past year. I continue to hope for the same, as the past several years have been soul crushing. Blessings to you!

  5. BEAUTIFUL! The tidal waves keep crashing even though the year is coming to an end, the waves will continue to crash but the image I hold on to is the lighthouse in the midst of the storm and my God saying stay close. I am so ready to see the sun shine!!

  6. \0/ I’m soooo grateful. Each time I’m ready to just give up. I sit. I read. I call or text and always always what I need to hear, read, to see appears before me and reminds me…..

    “We may not know when and we may not see how, but we can trust Who”
    “God sees the other side, and He will see us through”

    I’m soooo grateful. Thank you Kaitlyn xoxox

  7. Yes I am very much ready for a new year. I won’t list the many gut punches from the last 22 months. I will say that all along the way, when hope seemed lost, Hope was present in our circle of friends and family. We were ministered to in ways we didn’t know we needed. We are deeply grateful for these faithful and willing servants. God does see us through, trusting is difficult.

  8. Yes, Yes, Yes Lord! The storms of life are raging over all of us. But God throws us a Life Line to hold on, until are feet are re balanced, to stand up straight. Not that that the problems are solved, but we can get a clearer view of our steps.

    Amen and Thank you God!

  9. Thank you Kaitlyn for sharing your heart and soul with us today. Your words and the scripture are a balm to my soul today. Blessings and peace to all of you today.

  10. I, too, am ready for 2024. 2023 was a year of unsurpassed loss. My mother, after a year of care, and many of my friends mothers as well. Our beloved granddog, who was with us every day, and more loving dogs of family and friends than I can count. God is good – all the time, and it’s encouraging that He holds us up in the palm of His hand. He has blessed us abundantly, even in our losses, for if it matters to us, it matters to Him.

  11. Thank You, Kaitlyn, for this beautiful reflection. I am so happy that you were able to see how many lives you have touched through your writing. I’m sure you don’t do it for the adulation, but it should be so re-affirming for you to see that you sharing your thoughts on your life situation has encouraged so many others. There is always hope in the Lord. I love this line: “God sees the other side, and He will see us through”. May God continue to bless you with His healing, strength, hope, and encouragement to carry out your ministry in life – sharing your faith and trust in God.

  12. Hi Kaitlyn,
    Nice to hear from you again. My life has not been a tsunami this past year, but lately I feel satan is attacking me with his lies about who I am and my righteousness in God. I’ve found some great scriptures to help me cope: Matt. 11:28-30, Phil. 4:13, Isaiah 40:28-31, 41:10, 13, Nehemiah 8:10. Some are new but many I read numerous times, but need to revisit them in this season of life.

    Praying for renewed strength in the coming weeks for you.
    Blessings, peace and hope, Sandy

  13. Kaitlyn,

    Abba Father this year has been tough on many people. Please send hope, encouragement & your unending love to all who need it. Give your healing touch to those who are ill or in the hospital. Take away the aches & pains. Comfort those who have lost loved ones this year. send financial & spiritual blessings for those needing that assistance. Bless Loaves Fishes Food Bank in Elizabethton TN to continue serving our community. Make 2024 a better year for everyone! AMEN

    Blessings 🙂

  14. Thank you for these words – I am crying at this moment and need your prayers – I needed those words this morning to get through a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally- my dog of 15 years is having problems and his time is closing to an end – I have been blessed with the time I’ve had with him – I just don’t want to have to let him go – I feel selfish because I know others are suffering more than me – but I still need prayers for strength through this storm – thank all who read this and are praying for my strength to get through this difficult time