Nothing will take me down faster than when my family goes down. My 3 year old got a concussion from falling off a swing, I had a “teacher meeting” at school for my oldest son, my daughter broke her nose falling down a slide, and my husband had the flu! Holy smokes its been quite a week.
I shouldn’t be surprised, its almost Easter. It seems that a lot of time during the week of preparing for something important something always goes wrong. Something breaks, someone gets sick, we fight, the kids cry a lot more than usual, our nerves seem a little more raw, we feel a little more on edge, a little more exposed. Something happens the week before…camp, retreats, new ministry launches, crucial weekend messages, Christmas, Easter… before life changing events. I know it is not coincidental. I know it is very intentional. And I know the only defense I have is my ability to wash my hands and pray. I know that all of us will experience these kinds of challenges in these kinds of circumstances because of “the job”.
I don’t want to sound like a bible thumping, on my soap box, “the devil’s gonna get you” writer. I only want to say that when you feel like all that could go wrong is going wrong and under attack, you probably are. You are not alone. And my only advice would be to lean into it. Face it without fear. Pray your guts out… God is bigger. People’s lives will be changed, your life and heart will change! Stuff gets fixed, people can heal, make up, and survive. Because you gave your family to the creator and you prayed your husband through a battle.
You are very powerful . Stronger than you thought, right?