Author Patricia Hickman & How to Handle Our Trying Times — 5 Comments

  1. Really great thoughts, Margie, Linda, and Steph. And thank you for being such wonderful friends.

  2. Knowing that trying times are just part of being human helps me keep perspective and avoid a martyr complex (something I seem to be very good at acquiring). Elisabeth Eliot used to say "God knows. God allows. God plans. God permits." Those words have brought me endless comfort over the years, because they take my eyes off of myself and encourage me to focus on the God I belong to. But life is hard … and I seem to need to re-learn the lessons. Often.

  3. A beautiful column, Patricia. You are able to be a real comfort to people because you have been there. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This is a wonderful message for us all!! Jesus told us in John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble (tribulations). But take heart! I have overcome the world." These are words that comfort me because I know that whatever difficulty I face in life…loss of a loved one, job, health, etc…Jesus is still my Rock and firm Foundation…He never fails!!

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