In a battle?

I just have a minute because I've got to get in the shower (didn't take one yesterday) so that I can take Emma to the doctor - she may have an ear infection. :( Anyways, I have something on my heart today and just wanted to share it with you. I've really been in a battle the past 2 weeks - have felt pressed on all sides. Really, since we made the decision to come plant this church 2 years ago, it has been a battle, but it is heavier at times. And, this last week was one of the heavier weeks. I feel impressed to share this today because I know that others are facing battles too. I know that a lot of people in our church are really having to trust God through the storms happening in their lives. One of my friends from my mom's group that I started called me yesterday to ask me to pray because her husband was laid off unexpectedly after climbing the ladder in the company he's been with for 15 years. No severance pay & benefits end today. They are scrambling to figure out what to do. I know my little sister is in a battle right now. So, I know that I'm not the only one out there facing a battle right now. Being the perfectionist and Type A personality that I am, I always try to fix it myself first - I don't know why - God does it so much better. After I had a few breakdowns this last week, my hubby and I were able to get away for the entire weekend with no kids to celebrate our anniversary and I was able to clear my head. In church on Sunday they played "Desert Song" off of the new Hillsong album. It spoke to me SO much. So much so that I've been playing it about 50 times a day the past three days. I've had to shut out the noise and seek Him and realize that He is here & He knows the answers. So, I encourage you to shut out the noise and just focus on Him and think about all the times that He has been faithful in your life. Here are the lyrics to the song. Download it from ITunes & listen to it. I know it will speak to you.

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

This is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise Ill stand

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow


triplatte said…
I read this a few days ago but haven't had a chance to leave a comment until now. I love it! And I love you and I'm so thankful that you are my friend and we can walk through each other's battles together!!! Stand strong girl! I'm praying for you!
misty said…
thank you for writing that - i haven't heard that song. very encouraging!
your mom's group you started... in the church right? where do you meet? what do ya'll do? how often? i tried a mom's group outside of the church & it was a horrible experience.

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