I tried really, REALLY hard not to let this all get me down, not to be consumed by my circumstances and to try to remember that He has a purpose in ALL things. But I slipped. Without even deciding, I slid right into my own personal pity party. Thoughts were flying through my head like these...
Your family is SO "Jerry Springer"
What in the world will you do if your husband's job is in jeopardy?
How did you not end up like the other screw-ups in your family?
What if something's really wrong with you and you don't find out???
I could go on and on about the thoughts that were in and out of my head. Thankfully, I know a loving God who whispered in my ear just when I needed Him to "You're a child of God. I define you. Everything else doesn't matter." Over and over again I kept hearing that (Hhmmmm, you think maybe he had a blog post in mind?). I'm not defined by the mistakes that people in my family have made. I trust in a powerful God that will take care of me through ALL things. He is there for me, when I ask and even when I forget - and start letting bad thoughts take over my head. God proved himself in such a big way. You see, I didn't ask for His help. He knew what I needed to hear and exactly when I needed to hear it. He pulled me out of my own personal pitty party with a whisper!
John 1:12 - Yet to all who received him, to those that believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.