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Grit and Grace When You Doubt Your Faith

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Our faith, like anything in life, experiences seasons. When hard times strike—financial struggles, a difficult diagnosis, crumbling relationships, or heartbreak—it can be difficult to hold onto faith. You find yourself questioning and broken. It may be difficult, but we here at The Grit and Grace Project believe it’s possible to hold onto hope. We place our faith in a personal God, not in our circumstances. That may not take away the hard days, but it brings the strength to help us get through them. If you find yourself in the midst of these days, we recommend these articles for encouragement:

Battered Faith: Holding on to Hope Even When You Struggle

I was 13 years old when I was diagnosed with a muscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis. I had a year of repeated testing before the final diagnosis was made. Yet even with the naming of my illness, I was Read more

You May Not Understand Why This Is Happening, But You Will

The-Purpose-and-Power-of-Every-DayAs a mom, there have been many times when I had no clue what I was doing. So often, I have thrown up my hands, looked up to the heavens, and asked, “What are You doing?” I’d like to Read more

When You’re Desperate to Know the Reason for Your Pain

When-You’re-Desperate-to-Know-the-Reason-for-Your-PainFriends. I write this with a very heavy heart. Pain. Confusion. Rejection. I want to talk about all of that today. I am not here to make light of any situation. I am not here to try to bring Read more

Finding Your Grit Just When You Are Sure You Don’t Have Any

Finding-Your-Grit-Just-When-You-Are-Sure-You-Don’t-Have-AnySome of life’s storms come and go with little impact on our daily lives and hardly disrupt our normal routines. Some storms of life are just a bother, leaving no rubble in their passing.

But others rush in, demand our Read more

3 Things to Hold on to When You Are Barely Holding On

3 Things to Hold on to When You Are Barely Holding OnAfter becoming a single mom four years ago, I buried my emotions and denied myself the chance to grieve. I felt it was my job to keep my children’s lives as normal as possible to protect them and Read more

A Love So Deep, It Covers All Your Shame

A-Love-So-Deep,-It-Covers-All-Your-Shame-ORIG“I would never….”

We say this so confidently of ourselves and so judgmentally of others. “I would never lie to get what I want. I would never cheat on my spouse. I would never hit my child. I would Read more

If You’re in a Hard Season, It’s Time to Speak Life

If-You’re-in-a-Hard-Season-It’s-Time-to-Speak-Life“There aren’t gloves thick enough for this job!”

With my teeth clenched, my gaze shifted around the “vintage” bathroom floor.

“What in the world have we done?” I silently lamented as I scrubbed rodent feces off the tiled floor. The latex Read more

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Want to read more on building your relationship with God? We recommend you start here:

Leaning into Worship Even When You Have a Hurting Heart
Why We Can Look at the Dark Parts of Life With Hope
How to Have Your Own Coffee + Bible Time
How a Woman of Grit and Grace Wears Her Faith
A Love So Deep, It Covers All Your Shame

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As a 20-something wife and full-time college student, Bethany considers herself traditional, yet unconventional by today's standards. While learning how to navigate all aspects of life she has quickly learned about having grit and showing herself grace.

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