Are You Struggling?

Have you been walking through some difficulties? Are you struggling in any areas of your life? Have you been feeling defeated? I can relate! I was walking through some hardships recently as well. But I learned some valuable lessons along the way. I had the honor of writing a guest post for The Peaceful Wife blog, where I talk about the things God revealed to me during this time. I invite you to check out my guest post here: Why Am I Struggling So Much? I hope you get some encouragement out of it!

The Peaceful Wife blog is one that I have been following for over seven years! The blogger behind The Peaceful Wife is April Cassidy, author of The Peaceful Wife and Peaceful Mom books. April’s posts most often pertain to marriage and what God intended for our marriages to look like. She shares all that she learned along her own personal journey. But April also touches on other topics that have helped me, and countless others, have a closer walk with Jesus. I cannot tell you how much April’s blog has been a blessing to me, my marriage, and my Christian walk. Check out The Peaceful Wife blog here.

17 Comments on “Are You Struggling?

  1. Hi Bridget, just checked your guest post.
    I really liked what you shared about checking below the surface of dirt to see what’s going on.
    May we cling to the vine at all times because without Him we can indeed do nothing.
    Going through trials are tough but they have can be such a faith deepening process if we sit at His feet and surrender to Him.
    I pray that with whatever you are struggling with, you will feel the Lords presence with you, His wisdom, strength and love to carry you through this time.
    Blessings my dear friend 💙

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    • I promise I replied to you earlier! But I guess I did something wrong because it seems to have gotten lost. I am so sorry! … Thank you so much for your prayers and comment, Manu! I always love hearing from you! I love what you said about “sit at His feet and surrender to Him.” What a comforting and peaceful image that brings to mind! Abundant blessings to you too, dear friend! 💕

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      • You are very welcome 🤗.
        I must say I have had some issues with comments disappearing too. I cannot figure out why.
        Blessings to you too my friend 🤗💙

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  2. Wow…what great insight. I often use the term “planting a seed” but I never took it further than awaiting to see the plant pop thru. Oh yes…that seed struggles to get to the surface and light of day. It doesn’t just happen. All this time I’ve been missing huge steps in both the frutation and pruning processes. Struggles are real and painful but with Jesus providing the rain we need to pop thru the dirt’s surface, we will see the “Son” shine at last. And as far as the pruning goes…we need that, too. We can easily get too big for our britches and unwittingly think we can handle life on our own. But that’s not good at all! Prune me Lord! Cut me back so I can never lose site of your plan for me!!!
    Thank you, Bridget, for opening my eyes to new ways of seeing God’s purpose for my birth and growth struggles. Thank you, Lord, for such a good friend in my life!!! Love you my friend! You’ve really “planted a seed” with this blog!

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    • Lorraine, I am so honored to know that this post was a blessing to you! I think there is so much we can learn through our trials and our blessings. But we have to keep our heart open to receive the lesson. I love that prayer – “Prune me Lord! Cut me back so I can never lose site of your plan for me!!!” So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your heart, Lorraine! Love you too, dear friend! Blessings! 💕

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  3. Such encouragement!! I always love the plant analogy because it’s simple yet relative and super descriptive in making sense of the complex difficulties. Thanks for sharing!! Love that He comforts us in our trials making the experience a valuable lesson to growing our faith❤️

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    • Thank you, friend! I am glad the post was encouraging! Yes so true! God uses different things in our lives to teach us little lessons, such as planting! He is definitely a comfort in our trials, if we seek Him. Thank you for your insight. ❤️

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  4. Beautiful post, Bridget. I am struggling so much this season. I feel like I am buried so deep I can’t find the surface. It IS very painful. I remember other’s going through a season like this. I didn’t understand what they were going through. Maybe that’s the reason behind this season. You can’t understand something unless you’ve lived through it. It’s definitely not fun. But at least there’s a purpose in it. Thanks. I needed that. I’m still not exactly sure what the Lord is doing or where He is leading, but that gives me a bit of hope on a day when I’ve been struggling. Thanks for being faithful and sharing your own struggles. Wish we lived closer. Blessings to you dear friend. ❤

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    • Oh my friend, I am sorry you have been struggling. I have been there, so you are right that it does help us understand. I have been thinking about you, feeling bad that winter is coming, because I know that will not help your struggles. I will certainly keep you in my prayers! I am glad you still have hope, because that does make a difference. Jesus is by your side, even when it doesn’t feel like it. One day you will look back and be amazed at how He got you through. Just remember to keep clinging to Him!! I wish we lived closer too! And abundant blessings to you too, my sweet friend! ❤️

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  5. What an inspirational post! I’ve been struggling a lot this year and it seems once I get out of the pit another thing comes along and pushes me back in.

    You are always in my thoughts and prayers!

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    • I am sorry you’ve been struggling this year! I know what you mean though. The enemy does like to keep knocking us down. Thank you for your prayers. I will be praying for you too, my friend! ❤️

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