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  1. So good. ❤️ I re-read Hinds Feet past year during a two-month battle with pneumonia and all sorts of extreme kid challenges. I love how you pulled this all together. Thank you!

  2. Well I guess I’ll be the first man to respond here. I rarely comment, but in my struggles to become more aware and accepting of my emotions, and the expression of them directed at me, I woke up the other day saying “acceptance with joy”. So I was pretty juiced to Google that and find your offerings, Natasha. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. I’m glad you found us here! Thanks for taking a minute to comment. I hope the post was helpful!

  3. Oh, Natasha, thank you so very much for this post! It was as if every word was from the Lord to me. During prayer time I was contemplating acceptance with joy in relation to the lifetime of infertility that I am faced with. Sometimes I just need things to be made more explicit, so I searched for acceptance with joy on the internet and came across your blog. I am so glad I did. So much of what people have to say about infertility is just about fighting with all your might to get a child against all odds. Dare I say, sometimes, against the very will of God we say we want to accept? I understand exactly what you mean when about the impossibility of acceptance with happiness, but acceptance with joy is different. Still, how? Then, what you described about accepting the little inconveniences with patience and joy as the little path toward accepting all things with joy rang true in my heart. That I can say yes to, today, with the help of His grace. You are a talented writer; thanks again for sharing your gift.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Cass– I’m so glad that you found me! And I’m so thankful that you were encouraged. <3 <3

  4. kingmiriam says:

    Thank you for this word this morning. I suffer from a chronic illness that has seriously curtailed my life & my ability to function. I’ve been sick for 9 years with ups & downs but these days I’m really struggling with frustration and impatience, with grief and sorrow. I just want God to heal me right now! I don’t want to wait for the Lord even if that is what the Bible tells me! I feel as if I can’t keep going like this. This can’t really be my life. Its been so long since I’ve experienced joy. Thank you for reminding me that “Choosing joy through little things, will teach you to choose joy in the big things. The life-changing, I-don’t-know-how-to-survive-this things.”

    Its time for me to dig out my gratitude journal again, to stop and notice the beauty in the small thing, even in the pain and sorrow. Its time to wear the flower of Acceptance-with-Joy rather than the weed of impatience on my heart. It won’t be easy but please God help me!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Miriam. I cannot imagine. I pray that you will find hope and life in the midst of your suffering. <3

  5. Thank you. I love “hinds feet on high places”…have since I was a little girl and my mom read it to me. However, it means so much more so many years later. I am blessed by your revelation of choosing joy in the little things first to learn to choose joy in things like infertility and disease.

  6. Another blogging friend shared a link to your post and I’m so glad she did. My word for the year is Joy. God gave me this word in a year where my husband would spend most of it deployed and I’d prepare to also have my son deploy. He has taught me much about this word. You’ve shared it very well here. Love this ~> “Choosing joy through little things, will teach you to choose joy in the big things. The life-changing, I-don’t-know-how-to-survive-this things.”
    Delighted to have found you. Thank you so much for this today.

  7. So good. I know this battle… and how the things He asks us to surrender grow and grow. I’d been forgetting, lately, but I am remembering, now, the joy of surrender.

  8. I just found your blog not to long ago, and I have loved every post I’ve read. I’m pretty sure each one has made me cry, but that’s okay because tears can be good sometimes. Learning how to choose joy in the middle of my infertility has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I know that this is a necessary lesson. Thank you for being so honest and vulnerable in each of your posts, they have truly touched my heart.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Sarah. I understand. This has truly been the hardest road I have ever been asked to walk. I am thankful for all He has taught me, and I’m learning to thrive in the midst of it all, but it is still heart-wrenching.

      How thankful I am to serve a God who knows and understands pain.

      Many blessings– and may you find more of Him as you journey on. <3

  9. Joy is so hard when times are tough or feel hopeless, but I love that joy comes from the Lord. However, it’s a choice we must make to take it from Him. Thank you for sharing your heart and this post! I would love to have you guest post for me at if you are interested, you can email me at [email protected]

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