Well I sometimes feel like this dizziness I have will never go away. But I know that the LORD is in control and has His purposes in all this. I am working on doing what is right regardless of how I feel. In other words we can't base everything on our feelings. They can change like the wind but the Word of God is unchanging. Praise Him!
Well said, Theresa. Today I feel like I'll never get out this financial hardship we're facing. It is a nightmare that never ends. I am beyond discouraged and want to give up. But I know that I know that there is another side, that I have to get through these storms, and I will find joy and peace waiting for me once I get through.
Being a stay at home mom.
Often just the day (& all the many things that come with it) feels unattainable! But God IS our strength!Jessica
Goodness, I don't think I'm ready to answer that question! My unattainable's are mostly selfish...traveling to other countries, retiring to the beach. When my husband became ill, most of that went to the wayside. At this point, I just want to make it through another year with DH not declining health-wise. What I've found along the way, is a renewed spirit. We have to rely on God. The doctors can't help us or fix this. I'm not saying I don't have my depressed days; but honestly, I can always find someone a whole lot worse off than me and my situation. Did I even answer the question? :o) It's a good one, as always. Happy Thursday!:o)Larri at Seams Inspired
getting up to run every morning...
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YES!!Finances!! I know you two are pro's in that dept... but we had a really rough start due to our pasts & we are just now begining to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope someday soon we catch a break & dig ourselves out of our holes we fell in before we got married.
Somebody said something recently in a blog post I read, "What used to be disappoint to us, now looks like the hand of God at work in our lives." Even in the midst of the storm, the trial or the pain, we ask God to make it better, take it away NOW! and we feel we can never attain our answer or resolution, but, I have found, when I look back at past trials, it was God working in my life and had that trial not have happened, I wouldn't be where I am today. There is a really good article on John MacArthur's Grace To You website entitled, The Purpose of Trials. I encourage you to read it! :)
Lately it has seemed to me like having to pick up toddler messes will never end, that random destroy-everything-in-sight phase. As soon as I get one trained, the next one steps up to take her place. Then I visit older women, who exclaim, "this is such a magical time of your life!" they help me keep perspective.One of the main reasons I blog is because it helps me to reflect on and enjoy my crazy life :)
I think sometimes I don't rely on God enough to help me with whatever it is that is bringing me down. There is still a part of me that things that I can do it on my own. When all I have to do is say a prayer and ask Him to help me. Right now my mountains are finances and trying to juggle working full time and raising four very needy children.
Funny thing is, I don't think there's ever been a mom that 100% believes and thinks in ALL things "That they can do anything because Christ gives us strength." Sounds odd, I know. But as a mom, there's hundreds of dozens of times that we question if we are a "Good Mom" or if we are making the right decision for our kids. Its just a built in thing when you become a parent.We are struggling to find a church home and so badly want to move. We feel stuck. Going on 4 years now. We are deep in the desert and there's no tree line in front of us or behind us. Sometimes it just feels like God has forgotten us and we are just going to "remain" where we are. I cling to a Post it Note that I wrote over a year ago "You Never Give Up On Hope!"
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