It’s not always easy to share a concern, but it seems awfully easy to complain about my problems. I have made several mistakes over the years by opening my mouth. I don’t mean to expose my dirty laundry for everyone to see, but I am hoping that I can turn to my “true” friends in the midst of trouble.
There seems to be a lot of trouble these days. People everywhere are losing their jobs, their homes, their possessions, and yes, even their families. It’s such a sad demise to the state of our nation. We have been a flourishing country for so long, and during the lean times, we still prospered.
But, now it appears to be that we are a dying nation. There is no more wiggle room to our ever-expanding financial waistlines. We have hit the last notch in our metaphorical belts. We need to go on a diet.
So this is where I stand. I am thankful that I have not acquired as many “toys” as others, so I don’t feel the hit of losing everything in such a harsh way. But, I am beginning to see what it really means to live on the bare essentials of life. Not even coupons can save me right now.
If all of my possessions are gone, I am okay with that. But the one thing I do not want to lose is my family. There is a spiritual enemy out there who wants to make sure my entire life is destroyed. If he can destroy my marriage, he can destroy my family. I refuse to let that happen. I have never been so angry in my life, and it is blamed on the spiritual enemy that seeks to destroy me.
I will stand strong, and I am determined to be courageous. If I cannot win the little battles of life, I am still determined to win the war. My children are my arrows, and my quiver is full of these arrows. My husband is my right hand man, and my hope is that he will honor that role.
As I let my dirty laundry become clean I know it is because of the power of prayer. I believe with all my heart that there a few trustworthy friends who have held us up in prayer. You know who you are. You have also stood beside me during these times. You know that I would do the same for you. I love you, dear friends.