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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. I’ve struggled with trust.
    Trusting God, trusting people.
    I’m so glad to hear your book deals with this issue.
    (just under 2 years ago I was also in ‘the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital, struggling with crippling depression.’
    To say it out like that sounds aweful!)
    I have tried to study trust in the Bible a few times, but have not been satisfied with what I’ve found.
    What does the Bible say to you about trust. I would love to hear.
    Thank you
    Ruth in New Zealand

  2. Sheila,
    My husband left me and our three teenage children and is now filed for custody of the our underage son and daughter. He is living with his very active mother two blocks away. She and I have never really gotten along well due to many differences, especially in that she resents our raising our children in faith. I have been a full-time mother fro the beginning, and a home schooling mother for almost twelve years. But my husband and I have had problems for a long time. I think he is going to try to try to prove I am an unfit mother. I am so afraid of him and what he is capable of. I fear losing my children when they have told me they want to stay with me. I have so many fears. In my head I know I should trust in God — I DO trust in Him. But I do not experience the peace I would think would come from REAL trust. I know I need HIm, that I need to place all my trust in Him. I long to do this, but I don’t know how to truly surrender to Him. Please pray for me. We have a long and ugly road ahead of us yet.

  3. Patty,
    You didn’t mention the ages of your children, but is it possible for them (your son & daughter) to let the judge know that they want to stay with you? If they’re old enough to vocalize it (and not afraid to possibly have to say it in front of their father), their thoughts and feelings on the matter should be the most important factor to any judge deciding such things (imho). I will be praying for you and your children.
    Love in Christ,
    Amanda

  4. Dear Patty,
    I am praying for you and for your children. I wil pray that your children’s wishes to stay with you are fully taken into account and respected so that they are able to stay with you. You are obviously a good mother raising your children in faith, staying at home and home-schooling them. God promises us “No weapon forged against you will prosper” and He also says “I will fight for you.” Praying for you now as I sign off. God bless you.

  5. Dear Amanda and Sarah,
    I thank God for your kind concern and for your prayers! Our daughter is sixteen and our son is thirteen. He will be fourteen in three months, and that seems to be the age when the children’s wishes are thoroughly considered by the court. I am praying, but the stress and fear of the situation lays so heavily upon me — I long to surrender myself to complete trust in the Lord. Your prayers are a treasure to me. God bless you both.
    Gratefully, and with prayers,
    Patty

  6. I need a little help now. Children are grown, have grandchildren now. My health limits my ability to do things…….. what few friends there are around are too busy with their own concerns. ….. it’s just too lonely.

  7. I want to know how to trust God and to have faith that He wont let me down like my parents and my ex-husband did. I want to know how do you know that He will always be there no matter what when so many people put so many limitations on God. I grew up abused and invisible and married an alcoholic. I really fear that when I need God most, He just won’t be there and I don’t want to be hurt again and be made to feel unimportant.

  8. Shelia, how do you do it? How do you completely trust God and knw without a doubt that you are going to Heaven? You have been though so much more than I have and you make it all seem so easy to trust GOD and lean on Him. I could just listen to talk all day you are so sweet and calm lik it is no effort at all to get up and talk to people and you can just see the peace and contimment in you voice and on your face. I have been told from a small child that I would never be anything or amount to anything. All I have ever wanted was someone to love me and now I am a grandmother and have never know what it was like to truly be loved. I feel like a lost sheep still looking for my Master. I want to knw without a doubt I am going to heaven!! Am I making it too complicated. Do I think because my parents didn’t love that no one can? Help me please.

  9. Dear Patty,
    Praying for you and your children tonight. May you know God’s peace which passes understanding and is a total gift from HIM. Emmanuel – GOD is with you.
    God bless you.
    Love Sarah

  10. Sarah ~
    I send you my deepest gratitude for your prayers.
    May God bless you.
    Love and prayers,
    Patty