Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When the Problem is the Answer

During Anna's first year of life, we knew something was wrong.    

It's been said, that sometimes knowing the problem, is getting near the answer.

In my case, accepting that there was a problem - was my answer.  It was time to go on in my walk with God.

One of the first lessons of letting go, that went deeper for me, was having Anna.  Her special needs bought me to places, that left me speechless - without having any answers.  This was good for me.

  I needed to be quiet, 
because He had some things to tell me. 

Words only have power, when the plow has prepared the soil for the seed.  If at any one point, we resent the "plow"... we will lose the lessons that pain was sent to teach us.

I do believe children are a blessing to do this for us all.  

Not just special needs children - all children!   Why?  

They anchor us to earth and are daily reminders of our need for Heaven's help!  

Children will bring us to the place where having answers is not nearly as important as taking the next step by faith.  And I do believe that some of the greatest lessons our own children learned came simply from watching us...not merely seeing us fall, but more importantly watching us get back up...

....Not from seeing what was done to us, but from observing how we responded to it.

Life is too short!

Receive whatever comes...as a gift; this will allow limitations to liberate you - from the inside out.

“It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.” — Elisabeth Elliot


  1. Such a wonderful insight! I am blessed and encouraged to see small glimpses of some of the fruit of your journey of learning more fully to walk by faith and lean on Him. I feel like I am in the midst of very similar lessons.... and yes, it seems God is especially using my very high-energy boys to teach them to me. :)