The other day I was watching “Extreme Weight Loss” on the TV. The young girl on the show had reached out to the show’s producers for help losing weight. She was chosen to receive any assistance she needed to reach her goal weight within a year, including having the trainer move in with her. The first task she was given was to run the distance between two life guard watch stations on the beach. Considering her physical condition, she knew it would be a challenge. But it was not her body that broke down first, it was her emotions. You see she had been give up for adoption at birth and her whole life she lived with the weight of rejection. She found herself raging on that beach as the pain of rejection surfaced.
The most awesome thing happened today. God in His awesomeness used my daughter to bring light into a dark moment. While out purchasing items for my children to go to camp, I ended up spending more than I expected. As I paid for my purchases a sense of despair overcame me. I knew that I needed all that I had just purchased but I also knew that I needed some of that money for other items. Once I got home the feeling of despair just deepened. Now you would think that I as a Christian would know to turn to God and lean on Him. I know what the word says and as a tither and giver I have promises I can stand on. But sometime it is hard to see where your salvation will come from when you are in the storm.