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Liz Daye is a teacher, hospital chaplain-in-training, an everyday advocate and caregiver. Liz writes about theology, & spiritual formation in the context of disability & caregiving at lizadaye.substack.com. She believes it's important to cultivate faith practices that are qualitatively welcoming, curious, & embodied.

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  1. Thank you for this message today. A friend of mine in our Bible study group is saying goodbye, for now, to her 34 year old precious son. He passed away a couple of weeks ago from a seizure.
    The Bible study leader had a blood clot in her brain, had surgery to remove it, and is trying to survive in the intensive care unit. Her husband and family is having a hard time. They are 81 and 82 years old. I see God in this challenging time bringing us all closer together.

  2. What an inspiring message Liz. I had a sister who died at age 9. My father was done with God. He never stepped foot into church unless it was absolutely necessary- a wedding, a family funeral service. I wish he could understand that God had not abandoned him or our family. He spent the rest of his life a very angry man. Unfortunately, talking about faith and God just wasn’t what my family did. I am grateful that I have chosen not to live that way. I am 70 and cannot imagine not having Jesus in my life no matter what I am dealing with. He is the one I can count on to get me through those hard days.

  3. “I set my hope on Jesus
    When the questions come and doubts remain
    I set my hope on Jesus

    For the deepest wounds that time won’t heal
    There’s a joy that runs still deeper
    There’s a truth that’s more than all I feel
    I set my hope on Jesus

    I set my hope on Jesus
    My rock, my only trust
    Who set His heart upon me first
    I set my hope on Jesus”

    ~Words and Music by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Keith Getty

  4. Thank you Liz. This is so encouraging for many reasons. God tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us and His words are truth and eternal. My son passed away on Mother’s Day in 2018. I look back on that day and I honestly have vague memories of that moment in time. At the same time I know that God was right there with me. I could not have gone through the trauma without His love and comfort and support for me. I never doubted His love for me. He carried me through many other difficult moments in my life. We have a loving and faithful God!

  5. As I read this devotional, I am sitting in the Emergency Room with my sister for the second time this week. She is in excruciating pain and there is not much that I can do besides pray. These words of comfort hit my heart at just the right time. Thank you. May God bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you.

  6. Liz-I am sharing this with a friend who is navigating a very hard trial.

    Having spent years working in hospitals and operating rooms, I love how you point out that God doesn’t have any orange lines or barriers to entrance. We can come to him anytime. God is with us!

    Thank you for sharing and I pray the outcome of surgery was perfect for the health of your child.


  7. Liz,

    Currently work in hospital & did so during Covid. It was rough watching patients suffer without any family or friends. God is the one constant most patients want. I’ve told many a patient “I’ll pray for you.” “God will get your through this.” It seems to put them at ease knowing someone cares. Psalm 23:4 “Yea though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod && staff they comfort me. Even the psalmist David knew that God is with us through hard & holy.

    Blessings 🙂

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