Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Walking through the valley...
There are many seasons in life. There are ups and there are downs. There are seasons of abundance and seasons of lean. There are times when our season takes us to the mountaintop, and there are also those times when we find ourselves in the cold, dark valley.
Ladies, I'm in one of those valley seasons right now. It's hard to post about this because I don't feel comfortable giving a lot of details. However, our family is in a season of trial right now.
And Brad and I feel worn out, exhausted, and emptied.
Parenting an adopted child, particularly a child that was adopted as a teenager is THE most difficult thing I have ever had to do so far in my life. We are attempting to cling to God, but, honestly, sometimes the situations seem overwhelming.
The stress of this all over the last 3+ years has left my health in a bit of shambles, and I'm afraid that Brad is not too far behind me.
Please pray for us?
I desperately miss a sense of normalcy. I miss peace. I miss calm. Am I wrong in missing those things? I don't know. I know that God doesn't call us to do easy things, but to do things that stretch us, cause us to cling to Him, and, ultimately, grow our faith.
But I miss something as small and mundane as getting on here and posting happy posts. But, honestly, right now I'm literally just doing what I need to keep pressing on, moment by moment of each day. We're in survival mode. As my husband said, "We're just getting by on life support."
I covet your prayers right now. We need peace. We need strength. We need wisdom and direction. We need a renewal. We need filled with the power of the Holy Spirit so that we can endure and persevere.