Sunday, December 2, 2012


Af.flic.tion: Something that causes pain or suffering.

I feel like I may have worried some of my friends with my last Pity-Party post, so I'm going to use this post to explain more fully:)

I guess my family and I are under a period of "affliction." 

For well over a year now, each of us has been having random accidents, illness, physical injury, irritants, mental problems. Even my dog's been affected. Normally, I'm a "suck it up" person. I just suck it up and deal with whatever it is. But after this long you start to think REALLY?

              Is this ever going to end?

Are we ever going to sleep again? Because I don't even remember what that feels like.

Then the devil gets in and starts saying things like, "Nope. It's never, ever, going to end. EVER. This is how the rest of your life will stay." "You'll be in pain forever."

I know my God is bigger, but I admit that I 'd started to believe those voices in my head.

There is an upside to this though. Many upsides in fact, but the main one is growth. So that I don't remain in the pit part of the pity, I'm going to fight back in the way I know best.

With patience and praise.

I thank you God that you are trustworthy and true. I praise your holiness and your purpose in all things.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12


  1. When I was in the "pit" - and got to know the pit really well cause I stayed in it for a couple of years - Psalm 40, especially the first three verses (and the Beth Moore book titled "get out of that pit!" that studies these verses) brought me out.

    Psalm 40

    1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
    2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
    he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
    3 He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
    Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

    Much love and prayers to you and your family. Is Titan ok?

  2. Isn't it interesting how the enemy of our souls doesn't even bother being original with his taunts? That's the exact same thing he would say to me after chemo. "You're always going to feel like this. It's never going to get better." such a liar. You are so right, though, about the things we learn in affliction. I hate that your family is going through all this...but I love that we have a God Who is the perfect combination of strength and love. He is willing to watch us in our affliction, because He knows what we will gain on the other side of the pain. Love you! <3