Monday, July 28, 2008


Last night I had one of the hardest nights I have had in a long time. It was emotional and painful, but encouraging and sweet. It is times like that when I have to run to my Daddy and cry and yes, even TRUST. You see I am learning to trust Him, but it is not without Him speaking to me continually and showing up in tangible ways.

I am alone right now by His design for this season and for some reasons in my marriage I will not discuss, but I am not alone - He has sustained me. He has loved me, He has spoken to me, He has blessed me. I have a renewed Hope, He has spoken clearly and I BELIEVE Him. He has given me a promise, so now I wait, and hope and TRUST.

This morning my son, out of the blue, said, “Mommy you are the prettiest girl in the whole world.” He does not know how his words blessed a broken heart and a woman who feels everything but beautiful, especially right now. But once again God spoke to me through my child and they both spoke LIFE to me and shut the mouth of my accuser.

Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger. Psalm 8:2 (Amplified)

Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk,and silence atheist babble. Psalm 8:2 (The Message)

My sons words drowned out the voice of the enemy...Praise God!


jamie in rose cottage said...

Thanks for sharing how God is loving on you right now. You're in my prayers.

Cindy said...

I don't know you Mari, but your words today - spoke close to my spirit - it's a difficult road to walk - but God IS faithful.
I am praying for you.

Becoming Me said...

Thank you for sharing your heart. You are beautiful indeed.

a woman found said...

God often uses my kids to speak tender kindnesses into my life that I never hear in my marriage or in other relationships...words that I often long to hear. They are balm to my soul cause I know they come from the heart of the Lover of my soul through the pure lips of my children.

I'm praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a blessing that verse is to me today. Thank you for being open about your loneliness and blessing other moms like me. I will say a prayer for you tonight.

Morning By Morning said...

That is so sweet!!!It is amazing how they know just what to say to make you feel better:)
(~ & shut the enemy right up!!!)

Keep your head up girl~ He is always faithful! You & your family are in my prayers.

TAMI said...

God's words of encouragement, affirmation, comfort and hope glimmer forth from some of the mosts surprising places. Those people are never likely to know that their small gesture or unexamined words assured for your, once again, that God IS still watching over you - still accomplishing something - still adoring you - STILL THERE.

Carolyn said...

What BEAUTIFUL words from your Heavenly Father and son for indeed you are BEAUTIFUL. Beautifully made and being conformed to the image of your BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR.

Blessings and prayers.

Minister Mamie L. Pack said...

It always amazes me how God can use our children to encourage us and even as tools of correction. It is a even more wonderful when we have the ear to hear the voice of the Lord through them. Sometimes we get so busy or just caught up in our pity parties that we drown out His voice. But when we do hear, how comforting it is. Continue to be encouraged and know that all things work together for them who love the Lord.

With blessings,

Minister Mamie L. Pack

Mrs. Sidney said...

Thank you for sharing!! Last year I went through a season where I was alone and it was hard. I am still struggling but with God's grace and love I know this season will pass.


AtlantaMama said...

Thank you for feeling like you could share so openly about your thought and feelings. We can all relate. I too went thru an alone time and it was SO SUPER hard. I'm coming out of it now and things are really good. I'd love to spend time together soon and talk thru things. I'm always here for you and I love you! God is and will use this.

Karen said...

Isn't it amazing how our children's words can be so healing and comforting? I love the verses you found. You are so right. It's easy to forget that the accusing, condemning thoughts are coming from the enemy and need to be silenced! God is so faithful.

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