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gut busting honest

September 27, 2007

“What do you say to the God of the universe who chose not to heal or save your baby? Who, though they are giving you strength to endure, moment by moment, actually allowed the situation that require endurance in the first place? I call on you to pray for me. I will not turn my back on Him. But words fail me.”
Conor, Boothe, Sellers, and Copeland’s blog

any thoughts?

ever been there?

that’s what happens when you get so true that you let it out. can you imagine how many people don’t have an answer to a question like that? i know i’ve been there. i’ve struggled to “rejoice” in times of pain. how can i help them? i can’t. that’s the horrible truth. God has to be enough for them, for me, and for you. i could wax eloquent on here with some great theological debate about the completion that God brings to us, how His ways are so great, and about how He does what is best…but if He’s not there to comfort, strengthen, and give peace…well, it truly is hopeless.

it’s what you do with the pain and suffering that matters most! that’s what i’ve been saying for a year and a half, and just last night i found out that this couple that i’ve been praying so hard for has been instrumental in our own lives without even knowing it. April 17, 2006, we started myLIFEspeaks because some lady (we now know as Boothe) told Missy that we had a story that needed to be shared. can you imagine the awe i have right now knowing that her words have been so true? how could i ever have imagined that she would be letting her life speak through all of this and putting her raw emotions out for everyone to see?

what are YOU doing with your pain and suffering? you don’t have to put it on a blog, on a website, or anywhere else. you’re not hiding it. you really aren’t. sure you’re hiding it from the guy @ Wal-Mart, but you’re not hiding it from those who have watched you for years. you’re wearing it! it’s ok to wear it too. now will you cover it with Him?

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