Saturday, February 06, 2010


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about hurt…We all have it….everyone’s is different….but SO real. I’ve been thinking about it lately because we have so many friends in different stages of life that are hurting…..

Right now, Kaz and I are hurting…We’ve been struggling through this journey of infertility for over 2 years now. It hasn’t been a fun or easy road, and at times I hurt so much I didn’t think it would ever end. I’ve cried more these last 2 years than I probably have in my whole life…BUT I’m at a place where I see our trial as a blessing. It’s nothing that I’ve done, it’s what the Lord has done in me[more on this in another post].

I have a friend who’s sister lost her husband in a car wreck Thursday night. When my mom told me, I couldn’t believe it….I couldn’t believe what this girl must be going through…What she has to tell their 4 year old daughter….Then I started thinking about my mom. She also at a very early age lost her first husband. It’s something we’ve really never talked about a lot, but I can imagine that at that point in her life she didn’t see how she could move on….She was probably mad, bitter, hurt, sad…just to name a few. She probably felt all alone and her heart at times was probably so heavy she felt like she was going to break at any moment….BUT the Lord healed her hurt[in time]. She married my dad, and then they had me. You see at the time she was hurting, she couldn’t see out of that…She couldn’t see the bigger picture…BUT the Lord had a perfect plan….Just like He has with ME and YOU…..

Without hurt, we would never grow….It’s not easy to go through…..and I wouldn’t wish tragedy on anyone….BUT right now I’m thankful for my hurt because the Lord is showing me so much and it has truly become a blessing in my life….I’m WAITING for HIM to show US the bigger picture….AND when HE DOES, we will rejoice!

Psalm 30:5
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning

If you are hurting right now, please email me. I would love to pray for you and help carry your burden.



Pam said...

You's only in looking back at our lives that we can see how God's plan is in place...but it takes faith to trust him in the moment. Love Ya LOTS!

Chelsie said...

This is so encouraging. It's true that God's grace is made perfect in weakness. The trials we face will only make us stronger. Robbie and I will be praying for you and Kaz!

carissa said...

this reminds me of the cardboard testimonials... kelly's korner talked about them the other day. it's beautiful to see how the Lord heals our hurts and makes all things new to bring us peace and joy!

Kat @ said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

The House Party said...

Thanks for your heart - I was "lifted up" by your perspective this morning. Love you friend. You've been coming to my mind often recently, and each time you do I pray for you and Kaz. Thanks for sharing this journey.