“In every change He faithful will remain.”

That excerpt from “Be still my soul” by Katharina von Schlegel describes my life with so well.  Through years of confusion, doubts, depression and grief He has been faithful. Through seasons of sickness, loneliness, pain and loss, recurrent miscarriage and now infertility my God has always remained true.

There are times I doubt His goodness.  There are times when change seems too much to bear (or the lack of change even at times).  Yet I look back to every season He faithfully carried me through, and my soul finds hope.

Whether finding joy in God’s faithfulness seems elusive or your relationship with Christ is stronger than ever before, I pray you will be encouraged as you walk alongside me.  I would love for this to be a place where we can share our thoughts freely and find joy and comfort for each other because of the hope that we have received from Him.

If you are struggling, doubting, losing hope… please don’t go it alone. I would love to connect with you. Please email me at (emilyriley514 (at) gmail (dot) com) or on Facebook .

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  1. Hi Em…..glad to hear that you made it home safely….the boys enjoyed seeing you…Glad to hear how God is working in your life…what a blessing! Love ya…Aunt Char

    PS…tell Heidi, Carl and Evan…hello from me!

  2. Hi Emily,
    I’ve had you on my blogroll since I started wordpress. I am sorry I am just getting around to commenting. I just love your heart for God. It really gives me peace and strength to read it.
    Thank you for being such a wonderful servant!
    Angelia

  3. Hi Emily,

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! You have an inspiring passion for Christ and I have always found your posts to be insightful. Keep it up.

    Your sis in Christ
    Yve

  4. Hi Emily. I found your blog on the Christian blog site. I love your writing, your honesty, and your transparent love for God. I definitely will keep reading if you’ll keep writing! :)

  5. Emily, Selah V (Harriette), who has helped me during some difficult times as a minister’s wife, had sent me a message about you going through a miscarriage. I just want to let you know that I care and am praying for you. My husband and I have a little girl who will be 5 years old in September. When she turned two we started trying for another child but I wasn’t getting pregnant. I started having some female health problems and we found out why I wasn’t getting pregnant. I had to go through a 6 hour surgery in February of 2010. After a time of healing from the surgery I was finally expecting my second child. But this past summer I was three months pregnant and lost the baby. My child would have been born in February. I just want to let you know that I completely understand and what you are feeling is completely normal. I had a friend who had never had a miscarraige tell me just 7 days after the miscarraige that I was grieving too much and too long. If you are ever told this just know that those friends don’t understand until they go through it but that they just love you and don’t want to see you hurting. Sometimes people have a hard time knowing what to say. You will never forget about your loss but I just want to let you know that it just takes time to grieve and heal but you will eventually come to a time that you will be back to smiling. We don’t understand why God allows things like this to happen to us but we can use our experience to help others in the future who are grieving. You may have moments in the future that you will think about your child and feel down but just keep reminding yourself that he or she is in heaven, which is the best place to be. Also, you may want to get something in remembrance of your child to help you heal. I went and found a willow tree figurine entitled, “Love” with a lady holding a rose and it’s stem was touching her belly(http://willowtree.info/gifts/sympathy-comfort-remembrance). Having this to look at and to know I am able to have something to represent the love I have for my child helped me more than I can explain. If you ever need anything just let me know. I care.

  6. Angela, thank you so much for your thoughts. This has been a trial like no other. I’ve been told I shouldn’t grieve too much… after all we’ve only been trying 10 months, I only carried this baby 6 weeks, etc. Thanks for the perspective that those people love me, want to help and just don’t want to see me hurt. That’s probably a better option than smacking them ;) Its funny that you mention the willow tree “love” figurine. I was just looking at that one yesterday. I actually ordered a necklace that arrived in the mail today. I will post a picture of it soon. Thanks for your prayers. I’m grateful!

  7. Just wanted to recomend a book by Jackie Mize if you havent read it already called Supernatural Childbirth. Definately a life and faith changer. Praying for you and your family. God Bless

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