We moved 10 weeks ago and our family is in transition. We believe we’re where God wants us. We believe he led us to this place. What a comfort that is during this process! We’re trying to find our place and it takes time. I want my husband and sons to be happy. I look for ways to encourage them and help them find their way in our new city. I pray for them. I listen to them. I love them. Last week I began to feel sad. Unexplainable sadness. Obviously it was connected to our move and the grieving process that comes with it. I loved our life in Tyler and everyone that made it feel like home. Sadness is normal but I couldn’t shake it. I began to experenice an odd sort of depression, I think, as if nothing mattered. This confused me as my thoughts were telling me all the reasons I have to be happy and thankful but my heart wasn’t buying it at all. Last night a young, 20-something friend called. She said I was on her mind. We caught each other up on the details of our lives and I shared with her my unsettled feeling of sadness. She listened intently, paused and said, “It sounds like you’ve lost trust in yourself as a wife and a mother. Maybe we’re not supposed to trust ourselves but could that be how you’re feeling? When I feel that way, I REMEMBER past graces that God gave me in his word when I was in a similar situation.” This morning I combed over my journal entries and REMEMBEREDGod’s words that helped me in the past when I had unexplainable sadness.
Living Outside the Lines Remembers God’s Word
How does REMEMBERING help you?