25 January 2007

long week

Last week we learned that they weren't issuing any passports until this week. This week we've learned... NOTHING. It's been a long and difficult week for me (Becky) emotionally. The silence is deafening. Two nights ago I walked into the kids' room at 2:30am to put away a few books and burst out crying. Peter is slightly less depressed, but he's miserable thanks to the flu. So we've spent the last few days doing what is necessary and then sitting on the couch. We have lots of social engagements this weekend, so hopefully they will get us both out of this funk.


EEEEMommy said...

How frustrating!
I know what you mean about being in a "funk." I can't seem to get myself out of the one I'm in, but unlike you, there's no good reason.
I will be praying for you! May God renew your strength as you wait on Him. His timing is always perfect, but the waiting is never easy! Hang in there! (And Get Better, Clark!)
"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD." Psalm 27:14

Twichie said...

I've been reading this great book called "You're Late Again Lord" and it's by Karon Phillips Goodman.

"Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength..." Isaiah 40:31

From the book (I only wish I were this good!) Nothing saps your strength and energy and feeling of purpose like having to wait. When we have to wait, we feel powerless and abandoned. But we can renew our strength when we wait on the Lord....in many interpretations of God's message, the words "wait" and "hope" are used interchangeably. Waiting is always filled with hope.

(Me now.) This woman in the book says she had a conversation with God which went something like her telling God he was late and she was stamping her feet and angry about Him making her wait. And God said that she was supposed to focus on Him. This line struck me from her 'conversation' with God. She says God told her "You need ME. You need to feel Me beside you and know that's enough for whatever lies ahead, instead of trying to harness Me into your schedule. You need to renew your spirit first and continually throughout this. So slow down and let Me help you."

I don't know if this makes sense (it's really late and I don't want to be preachy) but I've been having some problems in my own life being patient and waiting on God. We have some needs that really need to be met soon and I'm stamping my feet and saying "God..we NEED this!" and I felt this chapter of the book really touch me. (In fact I 'won' the book this week at MOPS and had to laugh at getting it. God's got a sense of humor.)

Anyway, I've babbled and hijacked your blog enough. We're praying for you and we love you.

Lori (and Jon and kids!)