Saturday, October 31, 2015

Worth It All (Day 31 - Hope Against Hope)

Photo by g7preston licensed under Creative Commons
Today is the last day of the challenge to write for 31 days.  Although I am relieved I made it until the end of this challenge, I will miss it.  I will miss going to my computer every day starting with a blank canvas with an opportunity to create engaging word art.  I will miss bravely publishing words of my story, of hope and encouragement.  

I have learned so much through this challenge.  I've learned sharing words with others is a gift.  A gift I don't take lightly.  Any time you have the attention of anyone, even it's just one, you have the opportunity to share God-inspired words.  So others may see more of Him and less of you.  It's a graceful dying of yourself to help others live.  

There is so much more I can write, so much more I can share.  I know I have to write more.  I've often questioned after publishing if I wrote enough words, if the message was properly conveyed.    

I wrote about the loss of my daughter, Reese Madison.  I wrote what it means to truly surrender.  I wrote about hope.  When all seems hopeless, when in despair, when you don't understand.  To hope still against hope. 

This song I'm sharing today is my final Saturday's Nugget of Hope.  I knew from the beginning of my writing that I would post this song.  This is the foundation of my writing.  This is "Hope Against Hope". Living it out no matter what He has allowed in our lives.  Hoping still...

It is going to be worth it all.  He's going to be worth it.  I believe this!

Worth It All by Rita Springer

I am so grateful, dear reader that you are here.  For those who have commented or have read in silence, I am grateful.  I pray my words have inspired hope in Him.  He is our hope.  

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from Him. ~ Psalm 62:5

P.S. My words throughout this challenge were heavy at times so I'm looking forward to going lighter. I'm looking forward to write about all the things I love about being a woman, lessons I've learned... about guarding and protecting our hearts.  Of course, my faith will always be a common thread amidst my words. Although I won't write every day, I will consistently write.  I hope you'll join me!

This is Day 31 of a 31 day series of “Hope Against Hope”. To read all of the posts in this series, click here. To read what several other bloggers are writing for the month of October, click here


  1. Wow I loved your posts, so authentic, so real, so open. It's amazing that so many people shy away from sharing their story but when we do we help so many. Your posts should probably be in a book one day because I can just see it helping millions of people have hope even in the darkest of times. You encouraged me so much at a time when I didn't even realize how much I needed it. Thanks for being obedient to your calling and to God. You did it! Congrats! You will be rewarded for your dedication and commitment to Him first above all things.

    1. Encourage thanks so much for your encouragement! I appreciate your feedback. That was my goal to be authentic in sharing my story. Thank you for reading. You are the second person to suggest to write a book. I may strongly consider! Again, thank you and God bless you!

  2. Thank you for sharing your story. It has brought back so many memories and feeling that I had surpressed. I too have lost 3 babies prior to giving birth to 2 wonderful children. There is Hope against Hope. Ronaa Davis 12/10/16