When I first gave my life to Jesus, I discovered Proverbs 3:5-6, and I clung to those verses with such anticipation:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
Those verses helped to remind me to trust Jesus, no matter what came my way.
A whole lot came my way that first year especially, and I continued to cling to that promise with such hope and anticipation.
Recently I have been dealing with a situation that keeps happening with one of my kids. He tends to doubt that I know where I’m going when I drive to a new place. Once we arrive, he can get very anxious and doesn’t want to get out of the car in case I made a mistake and arrived at the wrong house or building. He only finally relaxes when he can see with his own eyes that I didn’t make a mistake after all. Read more
I used to go through the most difficult times of my life without ever telling anyone.
Many years ago I was stuck in pornography and contemplating some drastic decisions. (Ones that would have derailed my life and family.) When people asked me how I was doing, I put a very convincing smile on my face and said, “Great!! How are you?”
They believed me.
Meanwhile, I was buried in shame, addiction, self-hatred, and feeling like God didn’t see me or care that I was in such agony even though I continually begged Him to set me free. Read more
For the last several years, I have been dealing with chronic Lyme and other issues that were misdiagnosed for years. This has limited me in ways that has caused me to feel incredible disappointment, especially in my role as a mom.
You might not know this about me unless you were in my life observing what you can’t often see on the surface. We all have things like that in our lives. (Some people can be very quick to tell me why I’m not healed yet and what I’m doing wrong, which is why I have learned to normally just stay quiet about stuff like this.)
There are times I feel physically ok. During those times, I put so much pressure on myself to accomplish all I can – because I don’t know how long it will last. Read more
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall”.
Are you carrying burdens you were not meant to carry?
I’ll be honest. This subject is often a challenge for me, because I tend to carry burdens without even realizing it – until I find myself exhausted. I’m sure there are some people reading this who have dealt with some pretty major things, even just in the last few days, so when I say we need to cast our cares, I don’t say it lightly.