As a wife for thirteen years and a mom for nearly eleven, I have MANY unglued moments that I could go on about. And you’d relate and we’d giggle over them together for sure.
But, there are things in my heart and on my mind that are fresher and more painful than any of those day to day unglued moments.
A whole year for example.
Like last year for example.
2012 was a completely unglued year for me.
It began the weekend after Christmas in 2011. My husband became very ill. Some of you know the details, but I’ll just say that I’m certain his pain was far worse than I ever experienced in child-birth. –-And, you know, ladies… we don’t give that card up too freely!
During that very same weekend changes took place in his business. And those changes resulted in us making really huge decision to move to Alabama.
We thought at the time that it was God’s plan. We prayed of course, but we were super raw and emotional with him being sick and after struggling with his business for such a long time, we thought this must be His answer.
So, in June we moved our life. And the moment we arrived we were certain it was a mistake.
During our time there I experienced the absolute worst of my unglued year. Countless times I fell, crying and heart-broken to my knees. And each of those times He faithfully met me there.
He continually pieced me back together with His Truth and His peace every-single-time.
Please don’t misunderstand me… the move and it not working out did not surprise me about God… I know His plans are hardly ever equal to our ideas on what’s best.
Yet, when you’re at your weakest and then hit harder and harder you tend to question your choices and whether or not they were yours or His to begin with.
I confess: I even questioned God.
And when things seemed like they might stay broken and unglued longer than we could continue to bear… His mercy came.
The opportunity to move back to Reno came. And within weeks (six months after we arrived in Alabama) we were on the road to home again.
Praise the Lord!
Now, we filter through the year. Searching for what we are to learn. The lessons keep coming. The Humility I spoke about in my last post keeps rising. Affliction is never meant for nothing… and I’m grateful for it.
Yes, I am grateful for the entire unglued year!
Because… He showed up for me. He counted my every tear and wiped them all away. His love held me in my hopelessness and His peace surrounded me in my weariness. He rescued me.
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