Foundations

In Luke 6:47-49 

Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

What foundation are you currently standing on?

 I know that during this time of waiting I need a stronger foundation that I was standing on when it all started! God is always showing me his love through the little things. When we started the new foundation for our house addition my first thought was, I need to have a strong foundation in faith to get through this current season of life. I want to be strong but sometimes I allow the enemy to work his way into my thoughts and mind. Worship music is one of the simplest ways for me to feel connected to God’s Word. The days that I am lacking trust in God’s Word I can listen to a song and just feel him speaking into me.  People who really know me know that I struggle with the quiet and stillness of the world.  I struggle just sitting and listening to what God is speaking to me without any other noise.  One truth I can keep believing is that God doesn’t care if you’re in the deepest valley or the highest mountain during your current season of life, he only cares that you start right where you are!

When we started our infertility journey, I never would have imagined that we would feel so “stuck” years later. COVID threw another wrench into “Our Plans” during this season.  God still is showing me during this season that he is GOOD and that he already knows that is next. I still struggle daily with letting the enemy try to steal my joy of Ellie and what amazing light she is to our life! I’m so angry that I can’t give her a sibling that she desperately wishes for. Sometimes I allow that to anger dictate my day.

Our infertility journey feels at a standstill as we go into the holiday season I pray that anyone going through a hard journey feels God’s love and promises. I pray that you can use a foundation on his love to get you through it all.

Friends in Low Places

Welcome back guys—sorry it has been a bit, but going back to work as been WILD!!! This time is such a hard time. I am so thankful for the friends who have made me feel like they truly care. A few weeks ago, I was having a rough day and my best friend reached out to me saying “How are you doing” I mean right in the mist of my mess God put me on her mind! I also have a friend who every time I have a procedure, she sends me simple message telling me she’s thinking about me and praying it goes well! She might not know that it means the world to us to know that someone is right there in this journey with us! During this time, it sometimes feels like Clint and I have forgot to be great friends because it can be so easy to get wrapped up in our pain. I don’t mind when someone asks me about how things are going because it truly means they care, but often I notice myself feeling like that is all I think about or share about. I know that sometimes those feelings are valid even when they aren’t as bad as they seem.  Another friend always reassures me, that when I am feeling like this journey is so unfair that it is okay to be sad. She knows how to make me feel that it is okay and that she understands my hurt. She pushes me to conquer my goals and I will always be thankful for her.  Recently a song that has been speaking to my heart has been—Haven’t Seen it Yet by Danny Gokey. This song is a reminder that God has the solution to of our problems and he has conquered them once before.

Have you been praying and you still have no answers?
Have you been pouring out your heart for so many years?
Have you been hoping that things would have changed by now?
Have you cried all the faith you have through so many tears?

Don’t forget the things that He has done before
And remember He can do it all once more

Don’t forget the things that He has done before
And remember He can do it all once more

It’s like the brightest sunrise
Waiting on the other side of the darkest night
Don’t ever lose hope, hold on and believe
Maybe you just haven’t seen it, just haven’t seen it yet
You’re closer than you think you are
Only moments from the break of dawn
All His promises are just up ahead
Maybe you just haven’t seen it, just haven’t seen it yet (oh)
Maybe you just haven’t seen it, just haven’t seen it yet (oh)
Maybe you just haven’t seen it

He had the solution before you had the problem
He sees the best in you when you feel at your worst
So in the questioning, don’t ever doubt His love for you
‘Cause it’s only in His love that you’ll find a breakthrough, oh

This song makes me realize that maybe I haven’t allowed God to solve my problem because I am trying to solve it on my own?

My devotionals this week are all about finding hope during the hard times. Even without this infertility in the mix of things, life right now really is hard! There are so many unknowns and I am such a planner. I was chatting with my para at work about how I always wished for God to give me my road map of my life! Don’t we all wish that was the case sometimes. I have always struggled with changes in plans and I never adapt every well with those changes!! I like things going EXACTLY the way that I WANT them to. I struggle letting God take control of my plans and dreams. Life isn’t always an easy thing no matter what season of life you are facing.  I truly believe that God has placed every single person in my life right when I needed them. They speak truth into my life daily and I am SOO SOOOOO thankful he has done that!

 Peter 5:10 says “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”

What friends has God placed in your life during your suffering to help strength and settle you?

Much Love,

Camile

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