May 9, 2012

Hope

The last couple of weeks have been the fastest, steepest, most nausea inducing roller coaster I've been on in a while. Through it all, we've leaned on friends {sometimes realizing who were true friends, and who were only on the surface}, we've leaned on family, and we've leaned on each other. Most of all, we've leaned on the Lord. Truly, I don't know what people do in tough situations when they don't know God...or, at least know they can turn to the Lord. His word has been an unbelievable source of comfort. At times, we've actually found a passage, read it out loud to each other, and closed with "Can you believe that? That's just what we are going through!".  We've come together as a family in prayer. We've even softened our hearts by praying for "our enemy". Prayer! It's amazing that we have that direct line to God...anytime, anywhere.

Through these past few days, we've made some big changes....and more changes are to come. For sure. I've had moments of discouragement, but most important....and I share this because it defies circumstances....I've had many moments of joy. Even deep down belly laughing joy. I'm excited, and worried, and happy, and sad {and tired}. My only explanation...God.

Remember this post? How one of my goals in our new city was to truly have a relationship with the Lord? Well, I've realized that I do. I've seen His hand expose things that needed exposing. I've seen Him lead us to things that resulted in hope. For a while, I've been telling people that what is going on is not a big deal, but then I realized that it is a big deal. And it's a deal that He will lead us through. Yes, I have some moments of doubt. Pressing on past those moments and keeping my eyes on hope {and joy} is what I need to do. This trial has changed us, brought us closer, and made us look at so many things differently.

We've promised ourselves that we will not forget this lesson....this lesson that we are in the middle of. When we come through {and we will} we will be different. Sorry for all the vagueness. I may share more soon.

This roller coaster is running out of fuel, and I can only thank God for that.







8 comments:

Wendy said...

Praying for you, Mimi! I have been thinking of you, knew you had been kind of MIA. Can't wait to hear the whole story, so I can see everything that God has been doing for you and your family. Love you, girl! I'm sorry that you have been, and still are, in the midst of a trial. Knowing that He is there with you brings a sense of peace.

Casey // this modern love. said...

You always manage to post within HOURS of you crossing my mind. It's so weird. I was literally thinking about you on my ride to work this morning and wondered where you are. Hopign things calm down and that you are finding peace and strength through whatever you are facing! xo

Tiffanie said...

You and Greg are handling this whole ordeal with the UPMOST integrity and honor...and in the end...God be the Glory! I love you and feel honored to be called friend through all of this. I love you bunches and bunches!!!

really.truly said...

What sweet comments to read before I go to bed. Thank you so much! Your words mean a lot to me. XO

rebecca said...

You guys are amazing. Praying for ya, and so thankful for your example of patience and perseverance.

Darcie said...

Sounds like you have been on quite the journey, and though I don't know the details, I will pray for you all, and thankful that God know the details. GLad you are leaning the One who knows, the One who cares, the One who will not dissapoint, and the One who will provide every step of the way.

Love you my friend!

StacyB said...

Praying the ride ends soon.

Tara said...

I agree! I don't know how people manage to live the rollercoaster life without God. Miss hearing from you...hope all is well!

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