Faith gives us courage. Courage isn't the absence of fear. It is rising up in the face of fear and moving forward anyway. In times of fear, and there are times in this life that will scare you, let faith rise above the fear and lead you.
In this middle of all the crazyness, all the doctor's appointments, and hopital stay, there was also a night of worship (we went to see Hillsong), Mother's day, Grace's Birthday and party, and awards both at school and church.
A mircale that this condition is gone and even the doctor said "this doesn't happen". But, the bigger miracle isn't in the taking away the hard but that My God comes close and walks with me even in the hard. In what is now our everyday life.
My Oldest and youngest were born 5 years and 2 days apart. We've had a busy fun birthday week.
There are sometimes that it is just harder to be thankful than others. At least for me, I don't know about you. Today is definitely one of those days. Oh, I know I have lots to be thankful for. But an aching heart and fear can be so blinding. What is in front of us can be so overwhelming that it is hard to look past it. Brokenness can be good when you come to God and let Him speak to you and teach you in it. But, the enemy doesn't want you to do that. He wants to keep your focus on what is in front of you. He wants to keep you isolated and stuck. We are not meant to walk this life alone. We have our loving Father who walks with us. We also have the gift of the church, of each other.
The Bible says "do not fear" 365 times.
But today I find myself in a place I know that I am afraid.
It seems like I am reliving a nightmare that I never wanted to be in the first time.
I know that I am more than just my kids' mom. But, I do so much for them and have spent so much time with them that I feel a little lost without them.
Today is my Papa David's birthday. He has been in heaven for many years now but I often think of him and reflect on how he had impacted my life. I don't know that he ever knew just how much he influenced me.
As hard as these weeks have been it wasn't all bad. There has been a big blessing right in the middle of all.
If He had just done what I prayed for it would have been far more than I deserve but He worked in ways that are over and above what I had I asked.
He is working in places I didn't even know to pray for and He has prepared the way.
Scripture teaches us that God hears our prayers and that He even answers them. I believe this with all my heart and I have seen Him answer my prayers before.
Last week I literally got to look into the face of an answered prayer.
We don't pray to a god who does not hear or answer. Our God not only hears every word He answers us. Jesus tells us “ask and you will receive, and your joy will be full”
Coincidence or God's Provision? How do you often explain thing in life? Let me tell you what happened to me just this morning.
In the last few months, God has turned my world upside down. I went from the busiest year homeschooling; Kinder, 2nd grade (with special needs) and 5th grade to God opening a door for all 3 kids to go to a charter school this fall.