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Friday, October 29, 2010

This week is proof that your prayers have been powerful and effective.

Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support after my difficult post on Monday.  I was shaken by the weekend, and struggling with hope.

Yet on Monday morning it was as if heavy drapes had been drawn and sunlight was streaming through. 

I love James 5:16,
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
This verse was proven true in my life this week. The Lord has shown me that when I withhold my concerns from others, pride is always involved.  It's not always on the surface.  My surface thoughts go like this:
  • Others are facing worse challenges
  • I don't want to bother anyone
  • I don't want this to be about me
Then, right under that, when I pause and dig a bit deeper, are these thoughts:
  • What will people think about my parenting?
  • Especially since I've written a book on parenting ...
  • How will people judge me?
  • How will people judge my family?
  • If I share a weakness/challenge in my life, will people still trust what I say?
And under that, when I'm desperately honest, is the root of my pride:

I CAN HANDLE THIS MYSELF.

It's not the first time God has revealed this to me.  My independence can hinder healing in my life.  Yet, this week, I'm reminded once again of God's power, and the graciousness and kindness of His family when I submit my pride.

The truth is, my family is faced with a challenge beyond us.  How do we help this precious girl heal from the hurt of her past?  We are getting help.  And you are part of that. 

Please accept my heartfelt thanks today.  I'm humbled beyond words.

In His Love,
Glynnis

 

 

7 comments:

Allison Morrison said...

Continuing to pray

slds56 said...

Glynnis,
Great to hear that your week is going better. Keep sharing from your heart. Ir makes a difference in others lives.

Ashley Bender said...

Glynnis--I'm a new follower to your blog and I look forward to reading it! I check in every day to see if there's anything new. The fact that there wasn't anything until today told me that it has indeed been a hard week for you! I am so glad to hear that God has answered your prayers and your burden is easing. The honesty & pride part of today's post is so true! I'm going through Nancy Leigh DeMoss's "Seeking Him" and we just talked about honesty last night. Thank you for being so honest and prompting your readers to go deeper. On the surface it's so easy to justfiy & say that we're ok. I can tell, though, that there was great freedom in being completely honest.

Blessings,
Ashley

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Dear Glynnis:
I just read Monday's post and then this one. Thank you for sharing this heartache and struggle. Moms everywhere can feel your pain and your passion for your daughter. God is faithful. His Word is truth. His healing and redemptive work are sure.
Love you and will be praying for all of you. Many hugs to Ruth!
Sharon

2 Timothy 2:9
But God's word is not chained.

christianholisticcenter said...

Glynnis,

I have not been a follower of your blog for very long (maybe three weeks).

Right from the start I really loved your style of ministering through writing.

I respected you right from the start but...

I respect and love you even more that you shared your heart with us in such a compelling and transparent way last week :-)

I see integrity... an alignment of the inner and outer woman!!

Bravo, my sister!!!

What a beautiful gift, for our LORD to help you to "unmask" and be an authentic woman of GOD!

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.

Living in HIS grace and mercy and dancing in HIS glorious light1

Jennifer

Aleta said...

Glynnis-
A friend of mine just sent me the last two blogs that you posted and I wanted to let you know that you are not alone. My husband and I have one adopted son, and he struggles with RAD also. This week has been incredible hard because we had to make the choice to move him to a residential treatment facility because of his behaviors. I too have not been open with people because of what they may think and that I can do this myself, but after reading your post, I have realized that God wants me to share my story because maybe I can help someone else by sharing my pain. Thank you for being transparent. I look forward to reading how things are going.

God Bless you and your family
Aleta

LisaShaw said...

Beautifully and transparently shared Glynnis. We can all relate I'm sure.

Praying for your Ruth and your entire family.

Love and blessings!