Hesitant To Share

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I used to hesitate sometimes when people asked how they could pray for me.

I remember one Sunday a friend from church asked how I was and how she could pray for me.  I hesitated for a second and then spilled my guts.  I told her I was having a REALLY hard time. Our daughter had just been diagnosed with Apraxia, a severe speech disorder, and it could be years before she would be able to talk.

I started crying right there in our church lobby and wondered if she regretted asking.

But you know what? I don’t want to pretend things are ok when they’re not. We need to know life is hard for others not just us. That way we can pray for each other and stop believing we’re alone in our struggles. The truth is we all have hard stuff and we need each other.

In fact, I’d love to pray for you today. Slip me a note by clicking on Renee’s blog when you visit proverbs31.org.

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  1. My husband, Ron Smithand I go through all types of “storms” of life. urently, we’re in “storm” or “sean” f people offending us. Just because of our disabilities, some people te…nd toassume we’re like someone who doesn’t have a disability whatsoever. Needless to say, I’ve only been able to help my mom withhousehold chores, such as laundry- not totally do it independently. God made me the way I am, nd I know my own ody’s strengths, weaknesses, and imitations better than anyone else. It makes me feel bad when I’m talked about to my face or behind my back in a negative manner. God has made us all unique for different reasons. “I will praise you in the storm, and I will lift my hands. You are who you are no matter where I am.” ~”Praise You InThe Storm” by Casting Crowns What a powerful line from what the song says! I ♥ how it is encouraging us to praise God, no matter what we may be goig through in our lives. My hubby and I praise God, even in tims of trial and happiness. God can help us overcome anything. “All the words that rumble about in my brain and those that will proceed out of my mouth, Lord, You be the Author of those.”~Lysa TerKeurst What a wonderful quote tonight! I ♥ what this quote is saying to me tonight. Whatever words flow out of my mouth, God is the writer of my thoughts and what I may or ot say. Nonetheless, I’m glad God writes my life like an open book. “I used to hesitate sometimes when people asked how they could pray for me.

    I remember one Sunday a friend from church asked how I was and how she could pray for me. I hesitated for a second and then spilled my guts. I told her I was having a REALLY hard time. Our daughter had just been diagnosed with Apraxia, a severe speech disorder, and it could be years before she would be able to talk.

    I started crying right there in our church lobby and wondered if she regretted asking.

    But you know what? I don’t want to pretend things are ok when they’re not. We need to know life is hard for others not just us. That way we can pray for each other and stop believing we’re alone in our struggles. The truth is we all have hard stuff and we need each other.”~Renee Swope What a very powerful ad enlightening story! We do need one another, no matter what we may be going through at any time of our lives. Undoubtedly, do’t hesitate to ask my incredible husband to help me whenever I need it. He’ll drop whatever he’s doing just to lend me a hand because h loves me somuch.

  2. Please pray for me to react in a manner God would be proud of when I get hurt. Help me also to accept God’s will for my 3 older children from a previous . Marriage not speaking to me. Help me to love them but to allow God to do whatever his will is with our relationships. Thank you and I’ll be praying for your Daughters speech!!!

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