May 16

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner is my next Online Bible Study that we will be studying here.  It begins May 29th.  I hope you will join me.

If you are someone who: Has given up.  Has lost hope.  Wonders is God’s love is real. Needs inspiration, encouragement, or motivation. Wants to know where God has been in your life. Feels like life is not worth it…you are not worth it.  Desires for God’s Word to come alive in your life. Thinks there has to be more to life than this.  This study is for you.

Joy isn’t always obvious. In fact just when we think there is no possible hope, God can show up. We need to never give up.  In the darkest corner, God is there, whether we see Him or not.  It takes trust….and it takes a lot of what is not always seen.

Today, Wendy Blight writes about having the courage to move in the Proverbs 31 Devotion. To take a risk. To not settle for what’s been thrown at you.  To move off your mat. To not just sit and wait for circumstances to change. Visit Wendy’s blog for a chance to win her book, our next study.

If you haven’t already, sign up for the next Online Bible Study, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, sign up today in the right sidebar of my blog.

I look forward to getting to know you and studying God’s Word with you!




  1. Thank you for reminding us of the fact that we are worthy. A fact so hard for me to grasp.

  2. Thank you so much for offering this on-line Bible Study. I am looking forward to it. Even though it has been years since I was sexually abused, I still have to deal with the abuser, and sometimes this triggers deep emotions that I would like to get over.

    • Deanna, I so want to reach through the screen and hug you. Although I dont have to see my abuser anymore, I have to deal with the events as they move through my life and my marriage. It’s at those moments when I think things are ok , that boom memories and feelings hit- and often hard. So I will be right there with you.

  3. Christine says:

    My abuser isn’t human but alcohol. After reading her story I could relate but in a different way. The prayer made me start to cry but also God always gives us second chances or even more. I realized today I don’t need the bottle but to beleive in my Savior.

  4. Thankyou so much for this wonderful, uplifting post. I really needed that extra push- and now I know for sure it’s the Lord confirming that I need to ‘move off my mat.’ My past always tries to come back to haunt me, steal my joy and fill me with fear and sorrow- but I say no today! I no longer have to be afraid of the future, afraid of people, or afraid of disappointing Jesus. I can just take His hand as He pulls me off my mat. Thankyou! <3

    • Sarah…I love what you said about “move off your mat”. The feelings can paralyze us! But don’t have to – He calls us to get up and walk! Glad to walk wiht you sister!

  5. Thank you for sharing. My life has been a roller coaster ride. I don’t dwell on things a lot. I just don’t talk about things but sometimes I find myself crying thinking God why me. Your words spoke to my heart that I must get off the mat. I must fight and trust that God will and can make a way. I look forward to the study and pray that it will change my mindset for the better.

  6. I thank God I “stumbled” upon you :)…I feel so much pain these days,I hurt all the time and dont know how much longer my heart can feel so much woundedness.Every thing you said about being on a mat resonated with me,I so desire to move on,know be have confidence and peace.I feel my very survival is on the line,..let alone my dreams.All I can say right now is God bless you,and thanks for being here.

  7. Teresa C. says:

    I love what you wrote, “In the darkest corner, God is there, whether we see Him or not. It takes trust….and it takes a lot of what is not always seen.” Wendy’s devotional was truly inspiring! The book study is going to be awesome.

    How do I sign up for the conference calls? This is the first time I’m going to try them.

  8. Hi Melissa and all,
    I, like so many here, am truly looking forward to the upcoming study. I have a question about the phone conference calls. Is the $15 for each call, or for all together? Thanks.