A devoted wife and mom shares what saved her from destroying family and brought restoration.
After I weaned my 17 month old baby, I, a devoted and loving Christian wife and mother, began to destroy family with my own hands.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. ~ Proverbs 14:1 (AMP)
I wanted to be the best wife and mother I could be. However, I was emotionally out of control. These bad emotions were driving my choices. I made some good-intentioned but bad decisions based on these out-of-control emotions. These misguided choices left the well-being of my family teetering on the edge of a cliff.
What saved me from destroying family was my choice to stay connected with extended family and friends who kept praying for us. These same folks also took loving, firm action to see our family restored. Since that time, part of what has continued to help is joining women’s prayer groups and homeschool support groups where prayer is openly embraced. This has been a very powerful way to plug into our local (and global) community. Even when the prayer has been by phone, it has been powerful and effective because God is there with us all adding his power to our prayers, as He promised.
For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the midst of them. ~ Matthew 18:20 (AMP)
YOU CAN PREVENT DESTROYING FAMILY
Just like me, you may also be a homeschool parent dealing with stress, anxiety and hardships. To compound these troubles, you may have also become isolated. This is a recipe for disaster that could end up destroying family.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can choose to plug-in locally, or at least by phone. Trust the Lord to connect you with compassionate, empathetic leaders. Ask them to stand in prayer of agreement with you. Have expectation for God’s power to bring results for you and your family.
When you take that first step by just showing up, you will be amazed at how the Lord will use others to help you. Part of my story is that I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. For a period of my life, I had blocked traumatic memories. Then, when I did start remembering, it was an overwhelming flood that left me feeling like I no longer wanted to be here. And I kept it secret because the enemy had me deceived and scared.
HELPFUL SUGGESTED RESOURCES
My life and family was restored through making a choice to get plugged in with those who could help. What and who have helped us include a combination of the following:
• Christian Therapy
• Prayer Groups
• Church Worship Service
• Personal Prayer and in-depth Bible Study Time
All of these have helped me to grow as a person and to transform my relationships with my family members. They also helped me become wiser to successfully manage emotions and overcome them with better coping skills. Now I can share and reach out to help others. My need for help was literally a life or death situation, not just for me only, but also for my family’s well-being. I am so grateful for all the help the Lord provides for us. I look forward to every opportunity Father God gives me to now pass on that help to others.
UPCOMING PRAYER CALL TO HEAL HURTING HEARTS
One way I am passing this help on is by hosting a prayer call with women leaders who are expecting emotional healing from Their Help, The Lord God Almighty.
Pray With Us On
Saturday June 6th at 9am EST
I would love to have you join us. To register for private phone access, go to this link and sign up:
Here is why the focus of our June prayer event is about healing hurting hearts:
Have you heard the expression,
‘Hurting people hurt people’?
How many times have you seen this scenario play out at home, at work, or at church? Remember that this expression doesn’t just apply to everyone around us, but also to our own selves. We need and deserve healing, too.
Get the support you need to heal so that you can help others around you also heal. It is never too late for you. It is never too late for them. Father God deeply and compassionately loves us all. He heals us. He uses us to help Him heal others.
I hope to connect with and pray with you soon. Also, please share this with other women leaders who you believe would be blessed by it.
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