Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mom! I'm scared!

Hello bloggy friends! I sure hope you had a wonderful weekend with your families. Fall arrived a couple of weeks ago around here and then Summer came back for a few days and then Fall came for a few hours and then Summer came back for a short time and then I think I've heard Fall will be back this week. Whew....its exhausting on many levels when things change by the hour around here! But, we are all good in the scheme of life I suppose.

Thank you to all you precious friends out there who prayed for me and gave such comforting words as I told you in my previous entry about being just dead. Well, with time and prayer and some time at the feet of Jesus and in His Word, I feel 100% better. Bless you all. You have such deep, tender spots in my heart.

Well, the end of this past week...in the midst of all the "crud" going on in my own little spiritual walk, we had some nasty thunderstorms come through West Tennessee 2 nights in a row!!! YES....2 nights in a row!! Now, for a momma, one school night is bad enough, but 2 school nights!! Come on sweet maker of Heavens and Earth.....can we spare the kiddos who are completely freaked out by thunderstorms 2 nights of this chaos??!!! It was just too much. My 9 yr old is the official weather watcher, eye in the sky, storm tracker, radar watching, internet scoping, official meteorologist in all of the 9 yr old land!!! He can watch it without moving a muscle and he can also be completely freaked out when the weather is looking a little scary. If there is any red on the radar....ya'll better watch out!

So....with much comforting, minimizing the horrible winds outside, telling him the colors on the radar aren't really that bad, it will be over in just 3 more minutes, its moving north of us, and all that other official weather talk.....he finally could see the light at the end of that very dark and scary tunnel. Me?? I was so thankful the dern storms were moving on. I was worn out!!

Have you realized how much effort goes into be afraid??? We get all worked up. I mean all worked up in going through every scenario under the sun and just a complete mess and worn out when its all said and done!!

Between my week of being "under attack" and the storms attacking my sons peaceful, nightly routine....I was just plain ole mentally pooped out by Saturday morning. BUT....

As I read through all your encouraging words and spent time with Jesus....again and again. Read and re-read your words and read different scriptures again and again....I was restored. I was restored!!! HALLELUJAH!

When the storms come, we've got to go hard and heavy with Jesus and His word. We have also got to find those people who will listen and encourage us and speak love and Truth to us. We need our Aaron and Hur just like Moses had. They held him up when he was tired. I held my 9 yr old up when he was tired. Our friends can hold us up when we are scared. Our God has got our back every time we are afraid or tired.

Run to Jesus if you are in need of some TLC. He's got the best medicine for all sorts of ailments. I got a great dose from Him this week. And it was free!!! No Dr's office required.

I pray you have a week of presence and love with Him! Isn't He just the coolest?!
Blessings to all of you~

9 comments:

Jackie said...

love this post..thanks...hope your weekend went well. been thinking of you!! -love ya!

BethAnne said...

You did exactly what satan did not want you to do. The devil wanted you to drown in your circumstance and be locked in a mental prison, but you took your case before the High Court - Praise the Lord - He will answer when we call out to Him.
Glad you are feeling better about things! The best part of all is that I really believe that we will be seeing Jesus face to face very soon........what could be more exciting than that?

Jen said...

I love this post! You are so right, God is the best doctor there is! Have a great day!

Lindsee said...

We got some some storms and some cool fronts also! I am LOVING it!! :)

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

He IS the coolest!

Hope you get some sleep friend.
Blessings,
Sue

thouartloosed said...

Amen, Fran.

Mr. and Mrs. D said...

Yes, He IS just the coolest!

Mr. and Mrs. D said...

I love how Beth defines fear.

F=False
E=Evidence
A=Appearing
R=Real

So true!

Abby said...

mmm girl this sounds silly but i still sleep with a night light...being scared of the dark is my worst fear ever...i don't know why...but i just have to have that little bit of light somewhere in the room or i come up with every vain imagination you can think of. what in the world...you'd never know i was about to be 23 by the sound of that!! :)

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