When Your Hurting Heart Needs Hope and the GraceLaced Mondays Link Up

Welcome to GraceLaced Mondays, a link up dedicated to sharing any and all blog posts by like-minded lovers of grace--God's grace! Grace is found in the everyday when you are intentional about taking note of it...and I invite you to share your story, great or small, of how everyday moments are full of Grace.

It is found in the sink full of dishes awaiting you after a family meal, it shines in the faces of your imperfect children, it soothes from the pages of God's Word, and it is tucked into the enjoyment of a fresh batch of cookies. Grace is in a beautiful moment and a heartbreaking one alike. Grace is blessing beyond what you and I deserve.

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I am privileged to introduce one of my roommates, Rachel Wojnarowski, for the upcoming blogger's conference as this week's link up feature. If you've read Rachel's story, you know that her heart is to build up faith in our great God in the midst of pain, suffering, and loss. Her post last week in our link-up was the first in her Hope For Hurting Hearts Series:

"Expectations come in all forms. The behavior we expect from our boss. The medical test results we assume. The types of responses we expect from our spouses.

So what happens when that expectation isn’t normal? Our world crashes down and our hearts hurt.

How do we cope when God doesn’t seem to be listening or the circumstance is NOT changing? Grieving a loss is a process- it doesn’t happen overnight. We all process at different paces and times. You can’t kiss the booboo and make it go away; there must be healing and restoration from God. But as someone who has experienced the loss of a parent, the loss of a marriage via divorce, the loss of a sweet baby by means of miscarriage and is currently experiencing my daughter’s daily terminal battle with MPS, I wanted to begin this Hope for Hurting Hearts series with the following 4 points..."

Please read the post here, if you haven't already. Thank you for linking up, Rachel. I'm so blessed to know you, and to have the opportunity to know you better very soon.

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