Author Sara Hagerty joins Stasi on this week's podcast to share what she has learned of the intimate and kind way God becomes our strength in our weakness—in the midst of crisis, heartache, grief, even the mundane. God especially loves to meet us in the hiddenness of our everyday moments, because his best work is within us, in the secret depths of our hearts. To adore Jesus in the midst of the hard and the challenging as well as the soaring and serene, Sara has learned, is the key to truly experiencing his boundless love, his immeasurable strength.
Sara Hagerty Bio:
Sara is a wife to Nate and a mother of seven whose arms stretched wide across the expanse between the United States and Africa. After almost a decade of Christian life she was introduced to pain and perplexity and, ultimately, intimacy with Jesus. God met her and moved her when life stopped working for her. And out of the overflow of this perplexity, came her writing, both on her blog and in her books:
Sara writes regularly here: https://sarahagerty.substack.com/archive
Matthew 6:6-8 (NIV) — But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
James 1:2-4 (NIV) — Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
John 16:33 (NIV) — I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Psalm 29:3 (NIV) — The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.