Sunday, August 31, 2008


I cried last night. Lots of tears. It was 1 AM and the stress of everything that's been going on hit me full force right in the face. I don't think it's a bad thing to cry. I think tears relieve stress. I think it's perfectly fine to be honest and pour all of your feelings out before the Lord. So I did. I don't always feel very strong; I'm just trying my very best to stay positive and make it through these awful circumstances of life. I'm not mad at God. I'm not questioning WHY all this stuff is happening. No, I don't understand it and I don't like it one bit. But I always want to try to go to God with everything.

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you." I Peter 5:7

You see, God intimately KNOWS each one of our hearts...our deepest concerns...all of our worries and cares. God knows I want to keep my girls in the same school district. God knows it's important to my Tess to remain going to that school because she just made captain of the cheerleading squad. In her 12 year old world, THAT is big stuff to her ~ so it's important to me, too...I respect that and don't think it's silly or have the attitude, 'oh, she'll get over it'.

God knows exactly where a new house needs to be located. God knows how many bedrooms we need. God knows Bobby & I can't physically lift anything right now to pack up a house and move. God knows what day we have to be out of this house. God knows our finances, right down to the penny.

BUT I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT NOT ONLY DOES GOD KNOW...HE CARES...AND HE'LL TAKE CARE OF EVERY LITTLE DETAIL in the situation! It's MY job to trust him and rest. Rest in knowing that HE WILL work on our behalf!

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." Romans 8:28

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10

"God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble." Psalm 46:1


  1. Awww Michelle! You're doing great and you're right...God knows everything you need right now! I'm still praying for you too!

    Check with the school district you are in...ours offers school of may be able to stay in the district even if you live outside of it.

    Hugs and prayers!

  2. Hi Michelle,
    You are so correct!Its o.k. to cry.
    it's so overwhelming when everything hits at one time! I've been in seasons of life where I had to look up just to see the bottom!
    I'm still praying for ya'll.
    I sure wish I could take your hurt away ,but I can't.
    My Love,Thoughts,and Prays are with you Friend!
    Blessins ((((HUGS)))

  3. I am so sorry you are getting hit with so much right now Michelle. I am praying that God will give you strength and peace through all of this and that he will resolve many of these issues for you. Money is tight for us right now too and there are so many uncertain things in the world today. I was feeling the same way last night and this morning. Your post is very comforting, I love all the scriptures you posted. God is in control and he is our strength in times of trouble. I pray for a quick recovery for both you and your hubby and that all of your cancer will be gone. I pray that the Lord will work out the school, housing and money situations for you.

    Bless you my friend,


  4. You are right Michelle, God will take care of it.
    Crying is good, and sometimes reality just slaps us in the face.
    All of a sudden we realize we are sick, in need of strength and
    guidance. I'm praying for all of you..
    lovingly, Deena

  5. Yep that is being honest, I look at it this way if you are crying inside and not letting it out God STILL knows it you know? I am ashamed to say I had forgotten that scripture Romans 8:28, my Pastor I had years ago would quote that on a regular basis to where I knew it by heart as a teen. Thank you for bringing those words back to me.
    love ya tons!!
    Big Big ((hugs))

  6. Dear Michelle,

    We keep you in our prayers each night. I think about you and your family every day. Those scripture references were also great for ME to read. I need them daily, as well.

    Keep on crying when you need to. The Lord gives us those tears for a reason. I have certainly cried my share and have no doubt there are more to come.

    Know that you are in my heart and in my thoughts sweet friend.

  7. Sorry you cried - but boy can it bring cleansing! You are right, none of this is coming as a surprise to God. Aren't we grateful for that. I trust along with you that He will provide just the right house at just the right time. Love to you.

  8. Hi Michelle...yes, it is perfectly okay to cry. God knows what to do for you and it will be done. Honestly, I will be more than happy to come and help you..Glenn and I have a truck and a HUGE trailer (we used it to haul 4 quads). Sooooo, please, don't hesitate!!!

    Hugz girlfriend!

  9. Your honesty and tears are refreshing. Michelle, You are being hit with so much right now. You are right God does see it all and He really is strong enough and big enough to meet each need down to the detail. I am praying for all of this to work together for good, as you really do love God and He promises.

    Your Scriptures are very comforting to me.

    Some school districts allow you to choose. Our oldest son and daughter will attend a school out of our district. We had to ge an interdistrict transfer and it all worked out. I would hope that they would allow this for you, especially with all the thing going on. You are so strong Michelle, because you are depending on the Lord. He makes you strong. I will keep praying for you. Hugs, Kathi

  10. Praying for you to have peace in the midst of all of the Chaos. I was telling my husband all that has happened in your life just in the last 6 weeks and he couln't believe it. I am sure it has been extremely stressfull to say the least! There is only one who can give true comfort and from reading your blog it is evident that you are clinging to His word.


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