Monday, May 9, 2011

This Stormy Season We Are In

The last several months have been challenging for our family, we seem to be in a season of storms. One thing after another, barely coming out of one trial when another hits. God keeping us dependent on him because we have no strength of our own left. My husband and I were talking yesterday and he compared what's going on in our life right now with being on a battlefield, running from one fox hole to the next with artillary being shot overhead. Little breaks here and there, but the fire being relentless.

I was driving to work today thinking about a prayer request I had made to a few people a couple of months ago. I wanted to have a more consistent prayer life. Nothing like being under fire to keep you on your knees, and give you a more consistent prayer life. Wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I made this request but it does look like God has answered my prayer.

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed" 2 Corinthians 4:8

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Challenges seem to be EVERYWHERE! I think of Peter writing in one of his letters, "Don't think it strange...the fiery trials..." I think the fiery trials going on around us are the reason I found The Red Sea Rules to be such an encouragement.

One of many quotes I shared from the book in a recent post is: "Trials and troubles are dumbbells and treadmills for the soul."