HAH-Blog-Hop-graphic-2Today is the Third Thursday Blog Hop and our theme is Love Your Struggles.

Chemo Brain.

That’s my struggle.

It is evident because I FORGOT THAT TODAY WAS THE THIRD THURSDAY and I’m getting my post up late!

My apologies to all my fellow bloggers who link up during the hop and have been wondering where my post is!

This is my life right now.  As my husband put it the other day, I’m a 10 cylinder brain running on 8 cylinders.

I can either fight my struggles or embrace the reality of them.  I’m learning to embrace the reality of them. Accept them. Acknowledge my real life…my real season…even if it’s not what I want it to look like.

What I have learned is that we don’t have to love our circumstances, but we can love how God grows us through our circumstances.

This is truth we find in Romans 5:3-4, “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance, and perseverance produces character, and character produces hope.”

There is no growth without struggle.

So I can love my struggles because I know they are strengthening my faith and maturing me in unique ways.  Right now, God is using my gaps to learn to give myself and others more grace.

How about you?  Can you love your struggles because you know it’s producing fruit in your life? 

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