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Showing posts from August, 2017

My Rock

This journey of life...I think we sometimes feel as though what we are going through is only happening to us, but as in doing an online bible study of the book of Job, I realize once again, that people have been going through life's hard stuff for a very long time. They've vascilated from moments of praising God, to times of great anguish. This is nothing new.

One thing that is constant is that God is there through it all...even when we feel so alone in our current situation. He is our rock. 

As I sit here on the shores of Lake Huron and take in the magesty of it all,  I remind myself that even in the midst of all the hard stuff, there is joy and peace and hope:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

The Battle is Not Done

We have been having some pretty intense sleep issues the past few days after Olivia had, what she insists was not a dream, but was real. It was the middle of the night when she came screaming into our room as though she was being chased. She insists she did not have a bad dream. She insists that a wolf came into her room and whispered into her ear that he would be back to take her away. She says it couldn't be a dream, because she saw his shadow and felt his breath in her ear when he spoke to her. Dream or not, this was a very scary, very real experience for her.

She has been my little shadow for days, not leaving my side. Nights are literally a nightmare, but each night is getting easier as she learns to trust those night time hours again. We've had many conversations and memorized scripture to recite when fear threatens to take hold of her. One comment she made to me, flashes in my mind all day long:

If God is good, then why did He allow me to be so scared? Where was He when…