When you are in the midst of your life’s circumstance – whatever that may be – crisis, celebration or the mundane it is often hard to not have tunnel vision. We often get so wrapped up in “me” that we miss much of life. There are times when we need to focus, concentrate and just do what is in front of us but I’ve come to believe that even in those times we need to share with a trusted family member or friend that that is what we are doing. Then we need to ask them to help us not stay isolated beyond the immediate need. We also need those people to remind us that God is in control and we are not.
As we journey through discussing life and unthinkable circumstances I’ve asked some people I know to share. I will post those thoughts as I receive them. I believe our stories of life are important lessons that we all can learn from. Here is the current thought on faith through unthinkable circumstances from my daughter. http://www.lifelovegreen.com/2011/11/when-i-lay-my-isaac-down-ch-6
I’d really love to hear from you. The people who were present Wednesday night at our group are stronger today because of two women sharing parts of their story of God walking them through (not around) some tough circumstances. My daughter and I are sharing lessons we continue to learn after the main crisis of our life thus far has past. Now I’m beginning to share lessons I’m learning while watching my father take care of my mother with Alzheimer’s Disease, something he never dreamed of doing. What are you learning?