Monday, April 9, 2012

My love/hate relationship with seasons (and I'm not talking weather)

It happens to all of us.  We go through a bad week that turns into two that turns into a month then two months...  That was my February, March and now April.
Two trips to the ER, relationship issues,  stuff around the house breaking, ANTS! (ewww),  huge (and I mean huge) unexpected bills, fender bender, rejection, discouraging comments that jabbed my heart like a knife...  just to name a few.  I know I'm not alone.  I know some of you are there and are experiencing WAY WAY worse and more severe things than that.

You look up and say, "seriously!"  and then another wave of craziness comes and you look up and yell, "SERIOUSLY!?!?!?"
and God says... (silence).
Uhh.  Hello?  Is this thing on?
You pray and you don't hear a thing.   And someone hurts you deeply.
You pray and don't hear a thing.  And your house seems like it's falling apart.
You pray and don't hear a thing.  And you get some weird health problem.
You pray and don't hear a thing.  And then something unfair happens to your child.

You wait for what God says.  You ask Him what He's trying to teach you and the answer doesn't come.
You pray.  You seek encouragement from others and it doesn't come (the way you want it to).
You look around and feel like others are succeeding where you fail and you get more discouraged.
You look around and feel bad for feeling bad when others you know are going through far worse.

And then for me, Easter came.

And all of the crazy things of life just seem like the crazy things of life.

I am floored once again by the reality of it (Easter and what it means to me).  I am encouraged.  I am loved.
I know that tougher times may come.  I know that easier times may come.
I know that I have a God who knows EXACTLY what times are coming.  And that is good.

So here I am, stepping out of my knee deep pit of self pity, reaching my hand out for Him to help me out and lead me back to the Cross where I belong.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

If you are going through a rough season, I would love it if I could pray for you.
Send me an email!  (available in contact info section).


1 comment:

  1. Oh sister do I resonate with this post!! The Lord will pull you (us) out of our pit into His glorious light. He alone is carrying our burdens. I share a little bit about "our story" here:
    I will lift you up in prayer, that your every need is met!


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