Jeremiah 29:11 ~ A plan, A promise and A future
Let us not forget to pray for each other everyday of life. We just never really know what someone is going through. The mind holds many things and it travels to the heart. Things spoken can hurt someone deep or even cause anger to arise. Let us be careful the words we say. Please never say, "It was just a house". To that person who lost it, was far more than just a house. Never say, "you are so lucky to be alive". That person might feel as if they were lucky, their house wouldn't burn down. Maybe say, "I'm you go safe and I'm sorry about your house". What about the person who lost their house and a loved one? Now that's crazy difficult with words. Maybe you can say, "I don't have words at this time, but i"m here for you day or night". Making ourselves available is a good thing. Not everyone has friends or family who want to jump into helping. People truly do not know what to say, so they say nothing. The silence is a killer to some people. It causes a divide and I don't believe that's what God wants.
You may or not not agree with me and that's okay. I just felt like sharing my heart and my thoughts today on difficult things of life. A moment of a person keeping their house but loosing their pet. Still emotional and still a loved that was in their lives. Our country is divide over politics, race and so much. If each of us could only show kindness as we travel out today. Look for an opportunity to say hi to someone or just a smile. God can restores lives and we don't know what someone faces. Don't expect back from others going through hard stuff. I personally have watched my daughter and son in law go through some hard things in life. Their character is one of getting back up and pressing through the storm with courage. My prayers are daily with them and they know it. They know it because I tell them. Tell someone you care and be there for them.
Our world is different than when I was a kid. There was no iPhone, texting, computers, iPads and the list goes on. I remember writing a note to a friend to take the school the next day. I wasn't allowed to use the telephone inside our home. My parents would say, you can wait until tomorrow to talk to your friend. So I would write, who writes later anymore? Well the last few days, we have received cards in the mail for my daughter and her family. Such a blessing just to get a card.
Yes, I'm on the outside looking in but honestly, I've learned so much through this season of life. We say as christians just pray and God will answer. Well, to the person who lost their house, they did pray and it did burn up. Lets be real and know that some prayers are answered the way we want and some prayers are not answered the way we want. It is through it all, that I've learned to trust in God and just keep the right attitude through it all. Someone asked me how Tracy was and my answer was this, "broken but breathing".
Yes, God does restore and God does make the ashes to beauty, but it will take time. During that season of ashes being more real than the beauty, I will hold on my family and pray. I will step in and listen and keep my words few unless felt by God. His holy spirit is real and I know this. I don't doubt that beauty will not come down the road, but we are the road block stage of life. Roads are closed, PGE is trying to restore up the mountain and life moves on.
I care about you (reader of my blog), your family and friends. I promise that I pray daily as I write this blog for you and yours. I'm a woman of faith, but also a woman who needs your prayers. I am mom who hurts when you child hurts. My kids will always be kid/adults to me. My son traveled 2.5 hours yesterday to get a road block of work by the national guard. Then he waited hours to get a okay to cross they line into the winery in Kenwood. Then traveled back 2.5 plus hours more. Their are lives that deal with so much we don't even know. Please keep my family in your prayers. I'm glad that God has connected our lives through this blog. I CARE!