Saturday, April 12, 2014

Suffering as a Believer

" Just because we are Christ followers does not mean that we have to put on a happy face and pretend like nothing is wrong when we go through a difficult situation in life."

Through experiencing the birth of her firstborn and his subsequent illness, stay in the NICU, and surgery, Kelli Hays cried. A lot. She began to wonder why everyone answered, "I'm fine" to the question, "How are you?"- and if she should do the same.

Sometimes, the answer should be, "Honestly, I'm doing really, really badly and I might need your help and prayers." Through her own experience and the voices of others as well, Kelli explores what it's like to balance the tension between knowing the joy of Christ while still grieving a loss, no matter what it is.