Jennifer is a precious friend who like many of us has been through some times of great brokenness and of scratching her way back up the mountain. I read this heartfelt post of hers on Facebook and immediately messaged her to ask permission to share it with you. She told me a leader in her present church told her “good leaders who make a difference must learn to be vulnerable.” Her obedience to act upon God’s whisper through that person in her church truly renews my motivation to share and continue sharing the things God has taught me through difficult times. I pray it will motivate you too!
This morning, at 5:30 am, as I was carrying Zoie down 3 flights of stairs, my heart crumbled before God. I asked, "How am I surviving? This life is too hard. I didn't choose this. I don't even know how I made it this far."
Ten minutes later, Zoie woke up confused and yelled "Mommy!! I just have feet! I think it's raining and I don't know how I got to the car without shoes. How will can I get inside without shoes?"
Instinctively I said, "Love, don't worry. Mommy carried you to the car. You didn't need shoes. Don't worry, because I will carry you into the house."
And as the words left my mouth it was as if God was speaking directly to my heart.
Friends, life is hard. We have things happen we never wanted to happen. We have responsibilities we never signed up for. We even find ourselves in situations we know are much bigger than we are.
But Good news- God carries his children. Take a deep breath, and rest in his arms. He is a good father, better than you can imagine.
PSF’s Dear Friend,
I know God is smiling over her obedience to share with the purpose of touching even just one heart with encouragement. These are the acts that allow people who are also struggling to trust your wisdom… because you’ve BEEN THERE and have not just grabbed the words out of thin air. I encourage you to listen for those moments and act on the opportunities to stand vulnerable before others and Christ. What a legacy to leave… thanks Jennifer!
Walking the road with you,
Mom 2 Mom
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