What If… We Trust In His Grace & Truth?

January 24, 2020 |
Grace and Truth Link Up

“What if…?”

How many dreams are paralyzed by these two little words? 

What if I can’t handle it,” changed my major from Elementary Education to a general BS in Human Development.

What if he finds someone else while I’m gone,” canceled a semester in Ireland.

What if they think I’m a freak,” gave birth to a pen name I used to share my testimony for almost two years.

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Countless friends I never met, fulfilling jobs I never started, beautiful places I haven’t seen… “What if…” was an invisible prison I built one fear-filled lie on top of another.

Until the Truth set me free, one verse at a time.

What if the Truth can set you free, one verse at a time? Click To Tweet

In today’s featured post, “What if…?Lesley Crawford asks us to consider “What if we trust Him?” To break free of your shackles, head on over to her blog, Life in the Spacious Place, where she shares the truth of the Gospel and the hope of freedom.

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What If…?

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Have you ever asked yourself what if? Is that a struggle you deal with? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.


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Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…

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We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.

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Grace and Truth Link Up Hosts

Heather Hart & Valerie Riese

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Lauren Sparks

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Lauren loves Jesus, her husband, and caffeine. The order of these can change depending on how tired she is (who can relate?). When her two daughters, stepson, and 4 grandchildren get to be too much, she practices yoga. God graciously allows her to share her adventures, victories, and flub-ups from her laptop. And we are super excited to welcome her to our Grace & Truth Hostess team. 

You can welcome her with a tweet by clicking below, and be sure to hop over to her blog and say hi as well.

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Valerie is a wife, mother, blogger, breast cancer survivor, and the co-director of Candidly Christian (as well as our Prayer Team Liaison). After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, she learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus. Now she writes to help women overcome anxiety through faith. You can find her on VictoryThroughSurrender.com.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Lesley January 24, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for featuring my post! I also used a pen name for my first year of blogging so I was interested to read your post about that. I’m glad you are able to speak out boldly under your own name!
    Lesley recently posted…Beyond Words

    • Reply Valerie Riese January 24, 2020 at 7:41 am

      It’s a pleasure to feature you, Lesley! I loved your post so much because it made the reader shift their focus from their own fear to the God we know we can trust. I’m fascinated to hear from another blogger who used a pen name! I’ve never heard of another blogger who did that. I’d absolutely love to hear your story!
      Valerie Riese recently posted…Finding Confidence Through the Character of God: Creator

      • Reply Lesley January 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm

        When I started blogging I had never shared my writing before, I didn’t really know how it all worked, and I was generally very lacking in confidence. I would never have shared under my own name so I invented a pseudonym. Over the first year as I wrote and connected with other bloggers I realised what a great community it was and I felt more and more challenged to use my own name. God also did some pretty amazing healing work around finding my voice/ speaking out and sharing my story more generally so on the first anniversary of starting my blog I switched to using my real name. I’m glad to find it wasn’t just me who did this!
        Lesley recently posted…What A Relief!

        • Reply Valerie Riese January 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm

          Thanks so much for sharing your story! I also am comforted to know I’m not alone in this. I’m so glad God did the healing work in you, and that you allowed Him to do so. And, yes – the blogging community is so special and so amazing. Such a pleasure to meet you, Lesley and I pray that you will continue to bless readers with your words 🙂

  • Reply Tiffany Montgomery January 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I love that question! What if we trust Him? A lot changes in one’s life when one decides to trust God no matter what! I can’t wait to read this!
    Tiffany Montgomery recently posted…65 Bible Verses About Prayer That Will Change Your Life

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