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And He Will Lift You Up is the remarkable story of Zanina Jacinto, a woman who is painfully familiar with disabilities—her precious daughter, Danielle, was born with cerebral palsy; several years later, Zanina was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorder. Faced with these setbacks, Zanina turned to the Lord, and He lifted her up when her own strength failed.

Zanina raised Danielle, who today is a vibrant young woman, and an honor student with a bachelor of science in special education. Zanina became a teacher of special needs children, but eventually had to leave her job when multiple sclerosis consumed her body with relentless fatigue, and muscle weakness made walking and standing difficult. During this dark and frightening time, Zanina battled depression and soon discovered that she also had bipolar disorder.

But as Zanina and Danielle persevered and held tightly to the Lord’s promises, again and again God graciously and miraculously supplied all of their needs.

Travel with mother and daughter to the Promised Land of Israel where they experience the fullness of God’s grace, power, and love; and rejoice with them as they return home with renewed strength and vision. Be encouraged as Zanina shares how she successfully deals with life’s challenges and shows you how to do the same.

And He Will Lift You Up will speak to your heart as a testimony of the enduring power of faith and will light the way for you to find the hope and joy that comes from the One who is constant and loves you with an everlasting love.

Read an excerpt from her book below:

A Call to Strengthen One Another

And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon!

  …Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.

But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail;

and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

~Luke 22:31-32, NKJV

A call to strengthen one another? How can I strengthen someone else when I have no strength for myself? I’ve asked myself that question too many times. And I venture to guess that you have, too. Sometimes I just feel so weary. My circumstances don’t seem too difficult, they are too difficult. I look back and I don’t really know how I made it through the pain. And yet, somehow I do know. It’s a faith that, to some, seems silly. A God that many care not to acknowledge.

             Is my faith imponderable? Probably. But is it real? Absolutely. As real as the disease that robs my body. As real as the tragedy that gripped your heart and stole your breath. Adversity distorts itself in many guises. It always strikes at an unknown hour. And no one is exempt.

            An impractical faith? In the world of logic, perhaps, yes. In the hearts of those who know and love Christ, unequivocally, no. It’s something I don’t claim to understand, but as I live and write, I come to know and desire it all the more. It has sustained and proclaimed my life as beautiful, purposeful, and greatly loved. May this website bring you hope, healing, and the gift of an impractical faith of your own.


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