Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I have to say the past week hasn't been the easiest week emotionally. And I hesitate to even say anything because to imply that we are kind of down, sends everyone my way to tell me it could be worse. (Yes, I know it could be worse, but that doesn't take away from the hard times we are having). I even feel guilty, because we have friends that are going through much harder things. We have been praying fervently for so many things. And waiting on God to answer, to hear our prayers.

I have been brought back to some verses about waiting on God. Clinging to the verses in Isiah 40 about waiting on the Lord and gaining strength.

28Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired
His understanding is inscrutable.
29He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31Yet those who wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

(emphasis mine)

The reality is, it's been 5 months of not having Chuck here. This weekend was his birthday and it was hard to be away and not together to celebrate. The closer we get into fall, the more I think the holidays are going to be hard. We have been praying for this house to sell and I don't want to give up hope. We have also been praying for Misty and a healing. She is currently in a coma and on life support.

I know the truth. I know that we serve a living GOD who does hear our prayers. Who does listen. I know that I desire His will and timing and not my own. I also know that by stepping out on faith, we are a target for the enemy and that God is refining us. Giving us the opportunity to grow and become more Christlike.

Like I said, I know the truth. It has just been a hard week emotionally. Sometimes the feelings need a little tending to.


Ginny said...

I completely understand and am still praying for you guys (and Misty)

DebiH. said...

I will pray for your family this week and for emotional strength for you.

Chuck said...

Hang in there Sweetheart. You are doing an AMAZING job of holding everything together there! I'm sorry it's hard on you & the girls. I know it is. I'm hoping that God will change out situation soon.

Love you tons. See you in 10 more days!

fitncrafty said...

Just wanted to send some encouragement to you, I know how hard it is to be separated from your husband, as mine is in the military and we have done many long deployments over the years. I just hope for you all that it will come to an end very soon and you all will be together soon!

Leisa said...

I will be praying for you all. Traveling away from Mike this summer has given me a real appreciation of that void, and emotional support we need.

Sometimes it is hard to see God's plan or timing, I have also been praying for Misty and her family, and my aunt. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense, and we must step out like you said in faith.

My prayers will be with you and your family and a fast reunion.

Julie said...

Praying for you all.

Salzwedel Family said...

Understanding & praying...

Susan said...

Sorry it has been a hard time lately and it is super hard to have your family separated. We want to tender to your feelings. We care and love you.

Lee & Bev said...

We love you, Cris! I know it has been hard to have so much responsibility and to work hard to get things ready to show and then not have any hint of a sale. We are trusting the Spirit of God to bring you and Chuck some real encouragement in these days and for His divine intervention to sell the house and make it possible for you all to be together very soon.

Christine said...

Sorry it has been so hard without your better half around. Hang in there. You are a strong woman.

Melissa said...

Thinking of you during this tough time! God bless!

Stacia said...

OK... I started two comments today-one got lost in the blogoshpere and the other was short- circuted by Emma opening Genevieve's milk cup and then G, pouring the milk all over herself, the dog, and the floor... my brain is tired tonight and I can't remember all that I wanted to say... I am praying for all of you and it's OK to tend to your emotions... God made us with them, so he's not surprised when we struggle with them...

Anonymous said...

It is okay to be down and discouraged.

I am so sorry. I really can't imagine how hard it has been.

We are praying every day!

chewhi said...

I've been without my hubby for long periods of time and understand completely... I'm praying for you guys.

Annie said...

It is so hard when God doesn't answer prayers the way we want Him to. Fortunately, I've had a few life experiences where I have been able to look back and see how His way was far superior to my way. I hang onto those because there are so many times when I'm pretty confident that MY way is best.