Within the past 12 hours, I’ve been tagged for challenges both on the Blogosphere and on Facebook. They are simple, fun, and easy to accept challenges that, under normal circumstances, I’d jump right to doing: Posting a picture of myself during a good mommy moment and putting three of my favorite quotes on my blog would be fun, right? But circumstances are never exactly “normal” with me.
On Friday, while going through my mail after our mini-vacation, I got some daunting news; well, several pieces of daunting news that have sent me slipping. I’ll spare you the details, but just know, it was bad news and I have to respond it. It’s anxiety-provoking and I’m overwhelmed at the fights I’m up against. These are real life challenges and they are hard. I feel like I have several mountains to climb and only a few days in which to climb them. It’s made me weary just thinking about it and trying to get organized enough to fight the battles.
Yesterday, I did the bare minimum to get by. I made sure my family was fed and that homework got done and cleaned a little, but it was so hard to force myself to accomplish much more than that. This morning I could barely get out of bed.
I want to rise to the occasion and give these challenges to God, not sink into depression, which is exactly what Satan want me to do.
Dear God, please give me the strength I need to persevere and attack these challenges without getting worried or depressed over them.
(April 5, 2016 – Twins 21 months, Mica 8, Hope 6)
Double Talk Quote: “I put Brooks in time-out” – Mica (above photo)
Bible Verse: Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22
Word that has Lost its meaning: Normal
Relatable Lyrics: “Overcomer” by Mandisa
“…Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when He reminds You
That you’re an overcomer.”
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