Trials

Light At the End of the Tunnel

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You are either in the middle of a difficult season, just got out of a difficult season, or you are about to enter a difficult season.

I’ve heard a lot of pastors say some version of this over the years, and it’s true. There are so many metaphors for hard times. Maybe you’ve been in a dessert, valley, storm, darkness, tunnel, or any other word to describe a painful place. We’ve all been there, or are in the hard place right now.

I am still in a difficult season but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. That light gives me hope as we journey out with Jesus leading the way. At times it has been dark and I could not see anything in front of me. It was all unknown, but Jesus has always known the outcome. He said “Trust me”.

Yesterday the hospital bed was picked up from our house by the medical supply company. Tom (my husband) has been using the stairs again, and he’s getting better going up and down. It’s still very painful but at least now he’s not crawling up the stairs. Blessings. I count every single blessing each day, no matter how small.

As I look back on these months of sickness, hospitalizations, catheters, surgeries, drain tubes, piles of prescriptions, endless doctors visits, labs, and pain, a lot of pain, I see God’s grace. His mighty hand has guided us through these mirky waters. And He is still guiding us as we don’t have every single thing completely resolved. As hard as that is, that’s alright.

I don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen. I am a planner to the core, and that doesn’t work very well as a Christ follower. I have learned time and time again over the many years of being a Christian to “Let go, Let God”. Simple yet true, and very difficult for me to do at times.

God is always faithful. He has carried, provided, encouraged, and healed us. God is a perfect loving Father as He has cared for our every need. No, He did not just make it all go away. God made a way through it, which has tested and stretched our faith.

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7, NIV

If it’s dark for you right now, hold on to Jesus. He is the way out. There is much to learn in the hard times. Your faith will grow as you follow Jesus. He can see what you cannot, and some of it you just don’t need to see. There is light at the end of your tunnel, and it’s beautiful.

Love you all,

Meghan

Father God,

You are awesome, holy God. I lift up those who are in the difficult places right now. They can’t see and they are afraid. Encourage them. Remind them that they are never alone. Carry them and help them see You through it all. Provide for their every need, and make a way out as they follow You. Give them peace.

In Jesus name,

Amen

25 thoughts on “Light At the End of the Tunnel”

  1. Wonderful encouragement! Thank you for sharing. I am happy to learn of Tom’s progress. Praise God. Still praying and trusting for complete restoration!! What a journey you guys have been through.
    And… You always have the best pictures, wow, breathtaking.

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    1. Thank you for always checking on us and for your many prayers. You have been a huge blessing to us. I took that picture last year. Just happened to catch the sun at the perfect time. Love you my friend 💜

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  2. I’m a planner to the core too. It’s so true what you say–God can see what we don’t, and some things we just don’t need to see. I’m reminded of Hebrews 11:1 in all this. May God continue to build our faith when we are in the tunnel.

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  3. Meghan, it’s so good to hear about Tom’s progress. We will continue to pray for him every day.

    Your testimony brought tears to my eyes. I have a friend who has and is going through a lot over the past year or more, and to be honest, for most of her life. With your permission, I’d like to send her your blog as an encouragement. She deals with depression because of what she’s going through, and sometimes gets mad at the Lord over it. Although, she always bounces back. I think your words would be such an encouragement to her.

    Remind Tom and yourself of how you are both lifted up in prayer daily. God knows about all our struggles, and someday we will, no doubt, find out why we have gone through them. It may be just for the purpose of strengthening someone else who doesn’t have as much faith you both do.

    God bless you both.

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    1. Thank you so much for such encouragement!! Yes please send my blog to your friend. I pray she is encouraged. That’s my number one goal.
      Thank you for your prayers and support!! It means so much. God bless you abundantly!!

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  4. Please know how thankful I am for having you as a friend, and as a sister in Christ. My prayers continue for Tom, and for all of your family. Your encouraging words are always a blessing for me. May Christ richly bless you, and your family, as you continue this travel.

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  5. What a beautiful post Meghan, I pray it will continue to encourage those who read it, even long after your husband has fully recovered, and may Jesus be to you, not only the light at the end of the tunnel, but the light all the way through the tunnel. 💜

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    1. I agree with that prayer for encouragement to whomever reads it, whenever. That’s always my prayer. Thank you Jill for your lovely comments! It encourages me to keep writing for the Lord. God bless and keep you my friend. 💜

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  6. Amen! When the darkness surrounded, His love is the light hovering, shining in the midst! Father, I pray Meghan and her husband. When we let go, we let You, take us by the heart! I pray for healing, peace, strength. As they, take hold of your love, to feel your heart! In Jesus’ name, Amen! God’s blessings!

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