Hope in Hard Times-Guest Post

I’m so excited to be featured at my friend Micah Maddox’s blog this week for a guest post. Here’s a brief intro to my post, and I hope you head over there to read the rest.


I have to admit: hope hasn’t always come easily for me.

I have several hope-defeating tendencies. For starters, I’m naturally one of those glass-half-empty people. It’s easier for me to see the downside than the upside most days.

For most of my childhood and adolescence, I also struggled with passivity and fear. This didn’t help during decades of toxic relationships. Hope was hard to come by when I was in emotional survival mode.

Even though I’ve been a Christian for as long as I can remember, the concept of holding onto hope is rather new to me.

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  • Mandy Hughes

    I’m so thankful to you, Sarah, for sharing this hope. Marriage requires work and a lot of prayer. I’ve had some heavy issues in my own marriage that I know would have never been reconciled without God. I’ve been formed more into the image of Christ through my marriage. I remind myself that is the ultimate goal, and I want God to use anything to make it so. xoxo.

    • Sarah Geringer

      Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your story here, Mandy. Yes, marriage has shaped me and my faith in a powerful way, and it sounds like your story is the same. Blessings to you!

  • Beautiful, powerful message! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Thanks for sharing so openly. We women need to hear from other Christian women and about their struggles. It opens the door for authentic walking-in-the-light fellowship.

  • Brandi Raae

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Literacy Musing Mondays! Have a blessed week. 🙂