March 2, 2018

This week our world sort of shook; our lives turned upside down. Ben and I are fine, the girls are okay, and we are all still enjoying our (temporary) good health, but I’ll have to do a bit of vague blogging about this because it’s a part of our lives that will continue to unfold and only time will tell how it all ends up (so please excuse me for now). I share though because I realize in the 11 years I’ve been writing this blog, I’m sure many of you have had your world rocked in big ways too. Blogs are fun, frivolous places, but I know the people reading have real stories and go through deep pains, and right now it’s our season to ride this storm.

While my heart has been so heavy, God’s truth has been so sweet. This particular hymn has been in my heart all week…

“His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.”

God always has a purpose and I know it’s always for our good.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

I hope these things encourage you too, as it does for me because it really shines light in our current situation. It refocuses me to be kingdom-minded. Jesus died for me, so I no longer have to be a slave to trusting myself, but I can trust God and His word. And if you’re going through something dark too, I’m praying you do the same.

7 comments on “THIS WEEK”

  • Trisha F says:

    Good for you for being vague for a bit! Privacy and keeping things within the family helps a lot.
    In opening up to the general public for my son’s cancer battle I struggle. I wish it was kept private but when you need support you open up.
    good luck with the trial in your life right now. I hope all is well.
    Sometimes I hate the plans our Heavenly Father has for us but I do see more positives in life now too.

  • Charissa Pomrehn says:

    Saying a prayer for you and your sweet family. Hope you have a restorative weekend. <3

  • Toni says:

    I am praying for you and your family!
    Thank you so much for the encouraging truth… there is no other hope than what has been done on the cross. Glory

  • Loni says:

    Lifting up you and your family in prayer! I’m so glad you turn to the Lord and remind others to do so too. He will get you through!

  • Frédérique says:

    Very sorry to hear of your struggles. I pray for a very positive outcome for your beautiful family.

  • Ronak Patel says:

    I pray a god for your family.

  • Allison says:

    Thank you for posting this. Last week was a hard one for our family as we received difficult news about our child’s health. Reading these words and being reminded to trust in God’s plan has helped give us strength. I pray for strength for your family as well.

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