Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reaching out in Desperation

After receiving some news recently, Shane and I have spent a lot of time praying in between some really serious conversations.

I know I have been extremely cryptic over the last few weeks, but my lack of details is for the good of our family and possible actions that we may be taking in the near future. (nothing related to Joshua- just so you know.)

After the news that we received, Shane and I have been crying out in desperation to God. We have been pleading for Him to be evident and for His peace to wash over us. We have been asking for Grace and Truth to be shown in the situation.

But I'm struggling. I'm struggling with the most severe bitterness and anger I have ever felt in my life. I am struggling to keep my mouth shut and offer grace instead of anger. I'm struggling more with grace now than I did when we were attacked after Joshua's death. This entire situation (once again, not at all related to Joshua's death) has my blood boiling, and I'm ready to explode. 


Our family is once again under attack from a completely new angle. Please pray that God opens doors for us to get out of this awful, awful situation. Please pray with us that we can glorify God through it all, and offer grace and truth to those who want to hurt us. Please pray that we continue to feel God holding us and protecting us through it all.

23 comments:

Danna said...

I will be praying for your family.

MARY MADAR said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you all, may God give you strength to get through and bless your family

Katie said...

Praying for you and for you to feel peace!!

Angela said...

Many prayers for you all. (((Hugs)))

Lauren said...

Praying for strength, positive outcomes, and sending lots of hugs.

Ginney said...

Praying for your peace, grace, and strength.

amy gleason said...

Lifting you up in prayer, Jill...

Ausmerican Housewife said...

Boo, stop picking on this family people! Can't you see they've been through more than enough!?

You got it chickie.

Paula B said...

Praying for peace, resolution, grace, and anything else you need at this time and moment and the future.

Anonymous said...

I saw your family in Walmart a few days ago you arriving as I was leaving. It reminded me to keep praying for your family.

Heather Duling,

BlessedMommy said...

Praying.

Lisette said...

Praying and praying

Jeremy, Censie and Jude said...

Praying for some peace for you and your family.

Heather said...

Hoping this will pass you by soon. Hang in there. Things WILL get better.

"Be still and know that I am God."

Beth W. said...

Just a word of encouragement from "the boss"... Jesus said: "In this world you will have many troubles but take heart! I have OVERCOME the world." John 16:33
:0)

McEngland like the McCountry said...

Oh honey! So many prayers coming your way. Sending you Peace and, of course, all the love in the world.

Carla Sue said...

You know I'm always praying. Me and you...we're like a teeter totter....I get a break from insanity, you get a dumpload of it, you get a small break and I'm drowning. God is so good though, isn't He? To create friendships and love and to show His truth and grace through it all...good times and bad times? I'll be emailin' ya soon. Just finally got to a computer for the day... *hugs*

Tracy said...

I found your blog through Joshua's story, my daughter Evelyn had a similar heart defect and too passed away from it. Since then I have become hooked on your writing, and following your family and your experiences. (long way of saying, long time reader, first time commenter)

I am praying for you, that you'll find peace and comfort, and that whatever the situation is will resolve itself quickly (without too much stress on your part)

Beth Rivera said...

Praying for you and your family as always, Jill!

Nancy said...

Praying for you all to find strength, comfort and peace. And above all that God will provide very clear direction and answers.

Stephanie, Daughter of the Risen King said...

standing in agreement with you!

Anonymous said...

Praying.

StevenSauke said...

On it.

 
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