Saturday, October 1, 2011

When There Is Heartache I Need To Be Reminded

Vance Havner once said "A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't". I just love that.  I know sometimes my blog can make it seem like we have these picture perfect lives, but we all know that's just not true. I know for myself, my blog is just the parts of my life I choose to share with the world.

But we all face heartache in our lives. Heartache falls on a sliding scale. There are just so many factors involved. On any given day what is joyful to one can be heartache to another. Sometimes there is nothing we can do but hold on to our faith.

I know this is an unpopular idea but I think we all have faith.

As a mother, a daughter, a sister, I have to have faith in my family and faith in myself.

As a wife, I have to have faith: faith in my husband's training, faith in his partners, faith that he'll come home.

Faith that we'll be ok if he doesnt.

More importantly than any of this, I have to have faith in God's will, faith He is who he says He is, faith in Jesus Christ.

Sometimes I forget. Sometimes I feel like I need to fix things. I try and I try and I sometimes end up like a hamster on a wheel. How many of us feel that way sometimes? I feel like I have to go around helping to save everyone from their messes. I see people begin to make changes, I think they get it, and then they take two steps backward. Sometimes its little things other times they're huge. Sometimes they realize they're the ones in trouble. Sometimes they don't.

I feel overwhelmed because there are some situations that are just too big for me. But not for God. That's when I need to be reminded.

Reminded that there are people out there that I can lean on  and who will support me, even when I don't ask them. (I am thankful for all of you)

Reminded that even in heartache, I can teach Reese to love unconditionally.

Reminded that God works for the good of those who love him. Always.

Reminded that sometimes we need to just let go and let God (handle it). He can do a lot of things in 7 days.

Reminded that no matter what happens, NONE of this is a surprise to God.. no matter what.

Reminded that I can be angry and not understand and bring these feelings to God, too.

Reminded that restoration is possible. Crazier things have happened.

Reminded that God answers hundred's of prayers for me every single day (safety, health, etc)

Reminded that I should focus on the blessings he has poured down on me and to not let anyone steal my joy.


  1. Thanks. :) I needed those reminders today too.

    Psalm 34:18 my solace for heartache these past weeks
    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit"

    Thanks for the encouraging post.

  2. I love this "I feel overwhelmed because there are some situations that are just too big for me. But not for God. That's when I need to be reminded."
    Have you read Psalm 32? It's my favorite. When I played basketball that was my number after the psalm.

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  4. This is such a good post! I completely agree with you and you stated it beautifully.

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