Monday, January 14, 2008

Sometimes the Lord just decides it's time to tear us down in order to rebuild us properly.

He's gonna do it. There is no arguing about it. And fighting just makes it all the more painful.

But He is a loving Father and if we can submit and learn we can look ahead with the hope that He will build us back once again.

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Mrs. Darling said...

Dearest Kerri,
I know you said you cant talk about it but I will pray. If you ever need a listening ear I am here.
Love ya lots;
Your friend.

Roberta said...

I wasn't sure how personal this post was intended, but my heart was greatly concerned for you. You are in my thoughts and I will pray for you as well.

MamaK said...

I agree with Roberta - I hope you are doing all right. May the Lord draw you close...


Marbel said...

I too have been trying to think of a way to respond. None of my flippant comments seemed appropriate. (Thank you Mrs. Darling for giving us the opening!) I'll be praying for you and your family, for God's hand in whatever prompted this.

LynAC said...

I've been torn down a few times. My personal favorite was in 98 when I had a nervous breakdown. Kidding aside, please email me. I've vented to you a few times. Return the favor, friend. ;0)

kerri @ gladoil said...

Mrs. Darling, I'm so sorry I missed you yeasterday. It would have been fun to see the baby in person. :)

Thanks you guys, thanks for praying for us. The post is personal, but also thinking of some others I know who are going through hard times as well. We're OK-still warm and dry, no devestating diagnosis or anything on that level. Just a general sadness and perplexity that we are trying to work through.

Lyn-a nervous breakdown definately qualifies for a tearing down time. :/ I would like to email you-my computer is crashing at regular intervals. I might have to wait until I can get up to the library. Our hard drive is marching along toward death.

Thanks again for praying, all of you are dears. :)

Susan in Elk Grove said...

Can't add anything profound......your thoughts and Psalm reference in your post pretty much says it all. Praying for strength and courage for you.