Through sharing my personal experiences, I hope you’ll find encouragement while you travel on your own journey. We all have stories, and you may be surprised how similar some of yours are to mine. Although we are each uniquely created by God, there will be times when you may read a story and say to yourself, “I thought I was the only one who…”. God has been so faithful in all of my circumstances just as I am confident He will be faithful in yours. And while our burdens may not be lifted the way we pray they will, as you choose to trust God’s will in all circumstances, you will learn how to be grateful no matter what may come.
Satan loves to distract us with things, both trivial and life-altering, that will take our focus off of Jesus. The enemy is an expert at creating diversionary tactics to keep us from doing the things we can only do if we keep our eyes on our Savior.
If you’re a mother you know that we all make mistakes in raising our children. But I believe that most mothers (me included) do the very best we can.
God isn’t waiting for us to be fully grown before He can use us. It’s through the slow, steady growing in Him that develops enduring strength in us.
I had a hard time even looking out the front window of our home. We had recently moved to a new state because of my husband’s job and I tried to make friends with other moms on the street. It didn’t take long for me to get the feeling that I didn’t fit in.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to go on a rafting trip down the Salmon River. Read how that experience parallels my journey in Christ.
When my life is going well, I can take my relationship with God for granted. I can become complacent about spending time before the Lord, believing that I have everything I need and more. Sometimes being blessed is an excuse to coast in my relationship with Christ.