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Have you ever felt overwhelmed and helpless?

When you are holding an innocent baby in your arms who is sleeping peacefully, joy fills your heart. There is nothing you would do to hurt your child.  Your natural-born instinct is to protect your child.  But when this same little baby is crying inconsolably it is a different story.

As I shared before, my firstborn Rachel and I were caught in a house fire and escaped through the protective hand of God.  After the fire, we didn’t have anything from Rachel’s nursery, no crib, no swing, no toys. We were staying in the house of a neighbor who had gone on vacation. The loss of a house in a fire is devastating and disorientating.

It was at this point that Rachel began to have colic, she would cry non-stop from 7 to 10 at night. Neither Wayne nor I could figure anything out to help her. We would take car rides and she would scream for an hour straight. It was tough. I remember one afternoon when I was alone with Rachel she began to cry like this and I was beside myself. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t have family that lived near me at that time. I finally called a neighbor and said, “Can you take Rachel for a little bit, I have to get out of the house.” I must have had enough desperation in my voice that my neighbor had compassion on me.

When you are feeling overwhelmed and helpless you need to cry out for help. Psalm 94:18,19 says “I cried out, ‘I am slipping!’ but your unfailing love O Lord supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer” (New Living Translation).

God’s love never fails. His comfort renews our hope and brings perspective. At the time that I was going through this it felt like it would never end. My mom used to wisely say “This too shall pass.” I didn’t really know what she mean’t, but now I do. That time passed quickly, and God used that time to call me closer to Him.  He used my distress, to make me more like Him.  I have so much compassion for young moms who are having a tough time, because I was one of you.  But when I cried for help God was there for me, holding me up.



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