Blog Tour: Hope Amid the Pain by Leslie L. McKee (JustRead Tour & Giveaway)

December 17, 2021

Hope Amid the Pain JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Hope Amid the Pain by Leslie L. McKee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hope Amid the Pain
Title: Hope Amid the Pain 
Author: Leslie L. McKee 
Publisher: Ambassador International 
Release DateOctober 26, 2021 
Genre: Devotional / Christian / Chronic Illness 

Why me? Is God punishing me? Is my faith not strong enough for God to heal me? How can I achieve my dreams? What’s my purpose? 

If you’re someone living with a chronic illness or chronic pain, these are just a few of the questions you’ve likely asked on more than one occasion. You may feel overlooked or even resentful. You try to stay positive, but some days it’s hard. It’s natural to feel this way and grieve, but it’s still possible to have a hope-filled life. God has a purpose for the pain. 

Christians aren’t immune from pain and illness, but we don’t have to go through it alone. Jesus promised that He would “never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV). 

Millions of women suffering from chronic pain and illness want the reassurance they’re not alone. The devotions in HOPE Amid the Pain are written by a chronic pain warrior with over twenty-five years’ experience and will point the reader to hope and encouragement. It’s possible to Hang On to Positive Expectations (HOPE) even amid the pain. 
EXERPT:

DAY 45 

Time-Out 

Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. 

—Luke 5:16 

Life can be overwhelming. Deadlines. Finances. Traffic. Children. Illness. On the go. Always connected. We are bombarded from the moment the alarm goes off until we go to bed. And for some people, it doesn’t completely stop then. The disruptions continue into the evening and lead to fragmented sleep. Day in and day out, the cycle continues: alarm, work, football game, supper, bills. The stress is compounded when you throw in chronic pain or illness. When do we have a chance to take a breath? Or listen for God’s still, small voice? 

Luke reminds us that Jesus needed time to step away. After a day of teaching and healing, He took a moment to withdraw from the crowds, find solitude, and spend time talking to His Father—and listening. He was God in the flesh, yet Jesus still needed to pray. He was bombarded with more tasks than we could ever imagine. Sure, He didn’t have an overflowing inbox or school events to attend. However, He ministered to thousands of people, and the crowds asking for healing or understanding multiplied daily. As the only Son of God, Jesus was a busy man. Even with all those demands, He knew the importance of having a time-out. 

Life pulls us in many directions. On good days, that hectic schedule may be somewhat manageable. But on the not-so-good days? Burnout could occur. If Jesus needed a time to be still, why should we be any different? Why do we feel obligated to be available to everyone at any time of the day? Simply put, if we are too busy to pray, we are too busy. Try something new today. Give yourself permission to turn off the phone and TV. Wait to reply to the emails. Have a moment of silence. Spend some time with your heavenly Father, and see what He wants to tell you today. 

Lord, let me hear Your voice today above all the noise around me. Amen. 

Reflection 

What are you giving yourself permission to set aside today?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leslie L. McKee

Leslie L. McKee is an editor, author, and reviewer, but editing, writing, and reviewing are not merely jobs—they are her passions. Leslie is an avid reader with an eye for detail. Leslie has been a chronic pain warrior for more than twenty years, so she is familiar with the peaks and valleys associated with living with a chronic illness. She has felt God come alongside her through His Word and remind her that the battle is His and she’s not alone. Leslie is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and The Christian PEN. Her devotional journal (HOPE Amid The Pain: Hanging On to Positive Expectations When Battling Chronic Illness and Pain) was released on October 26, 2021, with Ambassador International. She has had devotionals published in Ellie Claire/Worthy Publishing compilation books, and she’s also published flash fiction stories. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys reading, playing piano, crocheting, spending time with family and friends (and her turtle!), and rooting for the NY Giants. You can find Leslie at www.leslielmckee.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @leslielmckee.

CONNECT WITH LESLIE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of Hope Amid the Pain, Bible highlighters, and a bookmark!

Hope Amid the Pain

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 13, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on December 20, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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3 comments

  1. Thanks so much for having me on your blog and sharing about my book, Kate! I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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