Today started out wonderfully. Then it went awry. I am not a fan of awry.
If you read my blog, you've noticed a turn in the tone. I used to be funny and my goal was simply to keep family and friends updated on the Lawson's and maybe make you smile. Then there came a time where I fell into a spiritual funk. I haven't tried to hide it from you or to be fake. I'm tired of fake happy Christians who never have a trouble, or sin, or hit a bump in the road. I LOVE real happy Christians. This last 8 months has been a very trying time in our lives. We've hit some bumps in the road, had to make some tough decisions and we've had to take a few stands. Mr.Perfect gets cranky when he has to take a stand. We've watched several dear friends have to deal with very difficult circumstances. YUK!
So I'm posting this and hoping you will hear my heart. I have many dear friends who are in pain. I have many dear friends who are broken and bleeding and are out of strength. I have many dear friends who are confused and disillusioned. There are also entire bodies of Christ bleeding and they don't know what to do. This is always true, but when it's close to home, it's a bit of a shock. You may very well be one of these precious loved ones. If you think it's you, you may very well be one of them.
So I'm posting this here and, believers, I'm asking you to lift up some godly people in prayer. We are people who desperately need peace, wisdom, and to know how to handle ungodly things in a godly manner. I love that God doesn't require us to know all the details to lift one another up. I won't go into details because I don't want to cause unnecessary hurt to the beautiful name of Christ and I hope someday to look back on this post and be unable to remember why I posted it.
You know I love to pray for you too. Feel free to leave your prayer requests here. This is not the time to discuss anything negative you feel about the Church, I have plenty of other posts where you can do that. This is not the time to bash Christians or anyone else for that manner. I'm just asking you from my heart to pray. I'm asking you to take on the pain of someone else for a brief while and bring it to the Father. Don't keep it, that wouldn't be helpful. We are the universal "Church" and I believe we are one body. We'd love to hear from you if you are praying with us. I'm growing weary.
*If you are wondering where's the funny, ranty Donna we love, go down to the earliest posts. They all need to be edited and rewritten but you might get a chuckle.*