Editor’s note: This week, we’ll be sharing posts that reflect on different parts of the Nativity. This post is for all of those women who in their own way are struggling to sort through God’s plan for them, wanting to be willing to submit to God’s will, wanting to understand, wanting to have faith — but sometimes just struggling. Maybe your struggle is similar to Jocelyn’s, in aching for the blessing of having a child (or another child). Perhaps your struggle involves something different. But no matter the struggle, I think Jocelyn beautifully brings Mary’s story into focus as she applies Mary’s example of faith and humility to her own current situation.
I want to prove to myself that I trust God and his plan for me by not feeling sad.
But that is so much easier said than done….
Read the rest of Jocelyn’s post at her blog, “We Talk of Christ, We Rejoice in Christ“: Behold the Handmaid of the Lord…” (and read her follow-up post here about the tender mercies that helped her find peace.
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Watch a Bible video that portrays the Annunciation: