Life can be hard. Each day brings new challenges, some of which we may feel unprepared for or unable to deal with. Where can we turn when we feel overwhelmed? What do we do when we feel like we're at the end of our rope? Author Carmen M. Rodriguez has dealt with some of life's storms, and through this book, she invites us to look upward with her to the hands of Jesus for our answers.Outstretched Faith by Carmen M. Rodriguez is an inspiring devotional which takes readers on a year-long journey of spiritual growth. Within each entry, Carmen focuses on what the Word of God has to say about different topics and provides opportunities for readers to reflect on how they can apply the Word to their own individual circumstances. Whether sharing her personal experiences or those she has been witness too, Carmen's words reach out to those who feel discouraged and defeated to show them that Jesus sees them in their time of need and is waiting for them to open their hearts to Him so He can heal those areas of burdens, hurts, and hopelessness.Born out of daily devotions she would send to women in her Bible study, Carmen has created a book that is easy-to-read and engaging for those who are looking for direction and comfort in these challenging times. Whether you are on the go and only have a few minutes or have ample time to devote to a leisurely read, this book has nuggets of wisdom that will help you make this year the best it can be. Carmen M. Rodriguez is a wife and mother of three children with Intellectual Disabilities. She is a member of Grace and Peace church in Chicago, a woman after God's own heart that loves sharing His words with others so that they can be encouraged and find the hope they are seeking that only He provides.