Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Learning to Dance!

Where do I start?
Things have been 
Great, Crazy Awful, Sad, Aggravating, Stressful, Hopeful, and 
now were getting back to Great.

I am not one of those people that talk about my life to someone unless I really know them.
Yeah, I'll put on facebook or here on my blog about things that we do as a family, isn't that what having a blog and a FB account is about? Letting friends know what is going on in your life, the happy times, the sad times, the stressful times, So that your friends can rejoice with you in the happy times, lift you up in the sad times and pray for you in the stressful times or better yet all of the time?
Well, I have found out in the last 4 weeks that that is not the way life is, even though I think that it should be like that.

I have been hurt by people I called friends, I have been torn apart by people that once called me friend, and I have been to the point of wondering why God allows the Devil to use people to hurt others. 

But I have also been brought to my knees in prayer for these people I called friends,
I have found a renewed strength that I didn't know I had,
and I have found out who my True friends are.
I don't think I will ever understand the way some people think, I don't know that I ever want to understand how people can knowingly hurt someone and then try to justify it.

I received a text from my Sis in Law today that read: 

God doesn't give you the people you want. 
He gives you the people you NEED - 
To help you, to hurt you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.
I don't think if you had asked me 4 weeks ago if I was going to be ok,
I could have told you yes.
I don't think that if you had asked me 4 weeks ago if I would ever trust people again,
I could have told you yes.
I don't think if you had asked me 4 weeks ago if I would ever think I would be able to step foot back in a church again,
I could have told you yes. 

But I can tell you after what my family has gone through the last 4 weeks, 

We are not going to be ok, 
We are Great!

God has shown us who our True friends are and we are Blessed beyond measure for the the friends God has given us and I Will trust people again!

And we are in a new church and We LOVE it! God has really opened a lot of doors for our family in the last 4 weeks and I do believe the message that I received from my Sis in Law.
God gives us what we need to make us who he wants us to be, he doesn't promise us that life is going to be easy but He does promise that he will be there to carry us when we can't walk on our own. 

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


Jennifer W. said...

I hate that y'all had to deal with all this, I know how much it hurt, but glad God has given y'all a new way to look at it!! Love you. :)

Konnie said...

We love y'all too! You have always been like family to us and we are blessed to have y'all in our lives. :)

laniecher said...

I'm not sure what ya'll have been through, but I'm so sorry! I pray that God will use this time in your life to bring you closer to God and closer as a family! God is in control, and really, nothing else matters after that. We also have recently moved to a new church and LOVE it!

The Ranew Family said...

I have been thinking of you a lot over the last few weeks and now I know why. God wanted me to pray for you!! I am sorry you had a rough time with whatever happened, but am glad you guys are doing great now. Praying for you still!!

Jen said...

Hi! Found you on Mimi's blog!
Sounds like you guys have been through a really hard time. You are very strong. No doubt God will allow you to be used in others lives who may go through similar times. From the comments, it seems you have some real true friends that care deeply for your family!
God bless your family!

He & Me + 3 said...

What an awesome post. I love the message that your SIL sent you. So perfect. So glad that your are coming out of the storm victorious.