Friday, April 02, 2010


My daughter sobbed into my arms again tonight.
She is feeling sadness in ways I am trying hard to teach her to walk through, let go, give over to and walk through with God's real and tangible help. We spent a long time again tonight on this, asking Holy Spirit to come help us. I am conscious of the need to teach her that other people are suffering in much more tangible ways: like not having enough to eat or living in squalor; neverthless her pain is real to her and I would be hard hearted and foolish to ignore it.

But when she experiences hard things here again and again, its hard not to think: have we made a mistake?

An adult shared with me two weeks ago how they moved primary schools due to a parent's job and she was describing the pain her wee spirit felt as she tried to settle. She's 40, so this was 30 years later. It stabbed at me a little when she said it.

Please pray for us if you can - thanks!


  1. (For her)
    16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (eph3)

    29"I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last first." (Mark 10)

    (For you)
    Lastly - AW Tozer said, "This world is not a playground - but a battleground" and so...

    10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armour of God


  2. :( I just want to give your wee girl a big hug.

    I remember having a horrible time at p6/7 stage, and that was without being in a new city and all the rest. It's tough to go through hard times, even as an adult, but as a child I think it is much tougher.

    I do believe though, that your family is meant to be here, you've have given us soooo much! It was such a joy to watch your wee girl with the rest of them tonight, worshipping so creatively, using her gifts.

    Praying for you and Mr HIWWC in guiding through your daughter through all her days...good and bad, hurting and healing...God is in all of it...He turns our mourning into dancing.

    May the Easter holiday bring respite and new energy and eternal perspectives.

    As our SP said...following God is not easy.


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