It was week ago today our "normal" lives were changed. Everyday since then has been a challenge mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Most of our friends know our situation, and I just felt that I needed to acknowledge their graciousness to our family. We have been blessed by each prayer, tear that has been shed, ear that has listened and outpouring of love.

Yes, last Monday night I did post about our day and decided to remove it the next morning. For those of you that don't know, our family came home from school/work to find our front door standing open, unable to shut, and our entire house wrecked and most of our possessions stolen.

I just don't understand how anyone could violate another human being. To have no regard for anyone else and their babies. Taking our children's things and violating us all.

Every nook and cranny was turned upside down and we were left with a mess, unanswered questions and heavy hearts.

The policemen that have been involved with our situation all agree that this person(s) was either someone we know or someone that has been watching our schedule. Either way, it's sickening. Part of me fears that this person(s) is someone that has read my blog and got the idea from here. If that is the case, please know you have not only stolen our personal possessions, you have stolen our security. Nothing can fix the way we all feel except Jesus and the power of prayer. Even if you are never caught, you will answer one day for your actions.

I'm sorry to ramble on and on, I just felt like God wanted me to share.

The Bible says we are to "carry one another's burdens" (Galatians 6:2) and you, as the body of Christ, have carried our burden with us. Thank you. Each prayer spoken for our family was heard, and we thank you. At night when I lay my head on my pillow to rest, I can feel your prayers.

I believe God doesn't want us to run away from our problems, but instead seek Him. He promises that He will walk through the valley with us.

Satan is hard at work, and we as Christians need to have on our armor for the Lord and stand ready. Yes, he has robbed us of much this week, but I refuse to let him win. Even though we may never know why this has happened, we will continue to trust God and know that everything happens for a reason.

I wanted to share the verses God has shown me this week...

Psalm 91:1-6,8,11,14

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 14 'Because he loves me,' says the Lord, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

With much appreciation and faith,



Jenny said...

OH, Amanda! I had no idea. I am so so so sorry. :( I will keep you all in my prayers.

elaine said...

My heart has been so heavy for you and your sweet family. Though we may never know why or who would rob you of so much more than your possessions, you are so very right...we do know that Jesus is our rock and refuge. Praying the Lord will give you peace that surpasses all understanding. We are here if you need ANYthing! Love y'all.

Brenda said...

Honey I pray you and your family will find your peace and streght in Christ alone. His unfailing love is perfect at all times. I love you so much and my heart aches for you. I'm here when you need me. :-) Mom