Thursday, September 27, 2012

2 Timothy 1:7

My girl's heart was bruised today.  As her mama, I wanted to scoop her up and hide her from the pain.  At first, I was angry. Don't hurt my baby, I thought.  After a while, my heart began to bleed for her.  I wanted so badly to take her heartache and make it my own.  I wanted every last bit of it to leave her body and invade mine.  Love is like that.  I would push her out of the way and jump in front to get run over by the pain if I could.

As I was hurting for her, a friend of mine sent me a text and said she was praying for her. She wrote 2 Timothy 1:7 out for me to read....God did not give us a spirit of timidity but of power, love, and self discipline.  I am so grateful to my Godly friend for reminding me what God has given my girl.  The enemy tries to steal my girl's joy and self confidence, but God has gifted her with power.  My baby has the God given power to hold her head up high and live as Christ intends, regardless of bruises.  She can choose to wallow in her pain or pull herself up and persevere.  As her mama, it is up to me to guide her on her paths.  I choose to pull myself up and teach her to run her race of life with her head held high and her eyes on Jesus.  I am grateful to my sweet friend for her prayers and her reminder of who we are in Christ. 

31 comments:

  1. I just found you today. I am sorry that you have to go through this pain. Sending you best wishes.

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  2. Hello,

    I am visiting you through Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. You have a lovely blog and I love your content. I am now following your blog, please check out my blogs too and return the love: Empowered Mommy and Pregnancy Forum

    Thanks for your time. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. I am now following your blog too. :-). Xoxo

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  3. Hi,

    I too found you through Harvest of Friends blog hop. I really enjoyed your blog. I'm sorry you and your daughter are going through a painful time right now. I have three daughters and I can certainly relate to how you felt. You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Jen (My3Grits)

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    1. Thank you. It's tough being a mama sometimes. I'm so grateful that God leads me on this journey of motherhood. :-)

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  4. A difficult, but beautiful lesson! You are truly blessed to have a friend that will reach out and share scripture with you during your time of need!

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    1. I do feel blessed to have a friend lead me straight to Scripture. It flipped my mind from selfish to God. I so easily could have wallowed in the pain rather than teaching my daughter to look to God. Praise to God for friends!! Xoxo

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  5. It can be hard sometimes, I am always so great-full for my Godly friends when they give me reminders like that. They are much needed sometimes. I hope things get better. Sending prayers your way :)

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    1. Thanks! I agree, I need those godly friends to turn my gaze back to God. Btw... Your blog is precious. :-) xoxo

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  6. beautiful... your thoughts and words for your daughter, but I suppose that's just how it is 'cause "love is like that" isn't it. I loved this post and am sending aloha to your sweet girl.

    Following ya back from last week's ALOHA Friday HOP... it is so very sweet to share this journey with ya.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Aww...thanks!! :-). We love the aloha state. My husband and I honeymooned there and had a blast!
      Xoxo all the way to Hawaii. :-)

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  7. As a mom of 5 I can relate. I feel so bad when my kids are hurting :( Thank you for linking up with the Friendly Friday!

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    1. I agree! I hate when they are hurt. I know it creates growth for their sweet souls, but it sure does sting my heart. Xoxo

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  8. I know it's necessary for our kids to go through pain, but so hard to watch. 2 Timothy 1:7 was the verse that got me through high school years! It's one of favs!

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    1. Isn't it a great verse! The reminder that God empowers us is thrilling. I could NEVER do this life without Him. Xoxo

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  9. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the weekend blog walk - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words. I'm now following your wonderful blog. Xoxo

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  10. It is so hard to watch our kids hurt, yet knowing that they must learn to deal with disappointment and hurt. Thanks for sharing and linking up at Wisdom Wednesdays!

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    1. Your welcome, thanks for visiting my blog. :-). Yes, it's horrible to watch them get hurt, but you are so right-it teaches them to handle disappointments. I pray that they will turn to God for comfort and guidance. Xoxo

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  11. What a great friend you have to encourage you like that during a difficult time! And what a good lesson for us all.
    Lisa :O)

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    1. Thank you! :-). Godly friends are such gifts, aren't they!? Xoxo

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  12. What a great post and reminder for all of us as well. So glad that you can help your daughter to grow up strong knowing that she always has God's support AND your support. Not much else a girl needs, right?

    This is my first time here, but I'm looking forward to getting to know you better! Subscribing now. :)

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    1. You are so right....that's exactly what a girl needs! ;-). Xoxo
      I enjoy your blog too. :-)

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  13. Great words you have shared here. I am stopping by from Weekend Blog Walk!

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  14. Hi Marci!
    God just knows how to bless us with great friends. And God bless the heart of your daughter, she will come out of this stronger, she will become a testifier to God's grace. Have a super blessed day!
    Love

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  15. I am just dreading those days as my kids get older and my heart aches for your daughter. But what goodness God has given you in your friend! i LOVE how He works through others to encourage and strengthen us! :):) So glad you linked up @ Into The Word Wednesday!

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  16. As a mother, I understand how you feel. Whatever hurts our kids hurts us as well. But praise God, He always finds a way to help us deal with the pain. Lovely post. Thanks for following my blog. I'm following you back.

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    1. Isn't God good?! I'm so glad I can turn to Him for everything, especially parenting! :-)

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