Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I have been contemplating this post for months now.  I don't even know exactly what to say.  First, I am so sorry that I haven't  blogged about our circumstance.  Most of you have no idea what has happened but we have not yet traveled to go get the girls.  It has been a long 4 months and I will go more into detail of what has happened soon.  I will continue to keep my blog closed until after we travel.  Yes, Lord willing we will be traveling again soon.  Continue praying friends.
 A dear friend gave me a devotional book a while ago called Jesus Calling, and these words I often think about, somehow they put it all into perspective for me.   Four months of pain have also been four months that have really taught me how to joyously live for the Lord.

Do no resist or run from difficulties in your life.  These problems are not random mistakes, they are hand tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth.  Embrace all the circumstances that I allow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them.  View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on Me.
When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me.  Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me and increasing intimacy between us.  Although self sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom.  Thank Me for the difficulties in your life since they provide protection from idolatry of self reliance.