Life Changes

The past few months have been difficult, to say the least. I feel like I’ve been posting vague information, scripture and encouragement on social media but it’s more of a reminder for myself than for simply sharing my business with anyone.

Without going in to too much detail here’s what has been happening in my life.

I have pregnancy anemia. I have almost no energy which makes daily tasks a huge burden.

My husband sprained his back. He has a weight lifting restriction of 15lbs. Our son is 30lbs. This has been a great challenge.

My dad has moved into an apartment attached to our home. The reality of caring for him has overwhelmed me mentally and physically.

My dad has been in the hospital all of this week…in a hospital almost 2 hours away from our home which makes visits difficult.

Little man has had the flu for 2+ weeks.

I caught the flu that little man has.

Little man has not been napping well and has been waking up at all hours of the night. Last night, specifically, he woke up at 10:30-I had literally just dozed off. I was up with him all night. He fell asleep around 4:00. I got maybe 30 minutes of sleep on the living room floor…7 months pregnant.

This season of life has not been easy. At all. I cry every single day.

I say all of this not to make my problems your problems, not to diminish your problems, not to compare apples to oranges. We all go through different seasons of life. What is difficult for me might not be difficult for you and what’s difficult for you might not be difficult for me.

Please know that whatever you are facing in life…your problems are significant. What you think is difficult and overwhelming is difficult and overwhelming. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

If you think that no one cares… that is Satan’s greatest foothold. He is scraping away at you to make you feel inferior.

Jesus cares. He died on the cross for you. You matter to Him. Your season, though it may seem long, will change. There will be a purpose in everything you are going through. I have to remind myself this very fact multiple times a day.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.

Trust in Him and He will see you through. You do not have to carry your burdens alone. That is so much easier said than done….I know from personal experience.

Psalm 61:1-3 Hear my cry, O God listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

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