Friday, February 26, 2010

Humbled and Blessed

So I know I have been an awful blogging friend this week, I admit it.  The whole lets move our church from one building to another one across town thing has me really busy, stressed, on the verge of a mental breakdown, excited, scared, nervous, and emotional to say the least. 

Today I had to come back into the office to do more work to be ready for Sunday.  I feel awful, run down, fighting a gross cold, and just plain old tired, and the last thing I wanted to do was come to work the millionth consecutive day in a row.  So as I drove to work I had my own little pity party in the car, I yelled, I laughed, I cried, and I prayed.  I kept thinking this is not what I signed up for, I hate this, I want to be a stay at home Mom again.  I also felt bitter towards some people, and felt bad about myself.  I pleaded with God to have someone show up and take all of my burdens away, and did I mention I cried, a lot. 

Once I got here I realized there was no one else here.  So I came in the office and cried some more.  I know, you are sensing a theme here...Then as I was waiting for my computer to turn on I decided to check my email on my phone.  Thank you Lord for technology.  I had received an email from a wonderful, loving friend of mine that simply said,"I felt the Lord prompting me to pray for you today.  Just wanted to let you know that I am."  Wow...I felt very humbled at the moment in time.  The time stamp on the email was the same time I was in the car arguing with God.  Humbled again. 

So then I cried tears of joy, and a little bit of embarrassment for not trusting God to get me through this.  And I started working and feeling pretty good about the stuff I had to get done.  Not all of my stuff is finished yet, but I am heading home.  Tomorrow we move into the school, set everything up, and look around, amazed at an awesome God that provides, always.  Remember, He is always faithful. 

One more thing...a sweet lady from The Ridge fainted yesterday at work, she hit her head and was taken to the hospital, they found out this morning she has a brain tumor.  Please pray for them, and what lies ahead.  As of this afternoon they were unclear if it was cancerous or not, and if she was going to have suregry.  Her first thing she said to Eric was "tell Kate I am sorry that I can't help with the kids on Sunday."  I was humbled yet again.  I know they would greatly appreciate your prayers!  Have a fabulous weekend!

11 comments:

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing this story, Kate! I had my own little temper tantrum to God last night and then I had to ask for forgiveness today :) I will definitely be praying for your friend. And I'll be praying for you and your church too. I am excited to hear all about your 1st Sunday in your new place!!

Kristen said...

I really appreciate you sharing this! God is wonderful. Can you believe how he puts up with us in our various states? <3 He is so good.
Praying for your friend <3

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Praying for you as you face so many changes...

Phil said...

You know I will be praying for her and her family. If I can be of any encouragement in ANY way let me know. I pray all is well with you too. I look forward to chatting when you can call... God Bless you, Eric and of course Molly

April said...

This was a nice post to read tonight. I too, find myself in those positions every now and then, thinking "How did I get here and is THIS what I am suppose to be doing?" How amazing that God always shows up right on time ;)

I will pray for your friend and hope that she receives a good prognosis.

Becca said...

Sorry to hear that you have been having such a difficult time. Good thoughts coming your way. I will be praying for your friend. That is terrible, please keep us updated!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

How I know how those days are. I've had many myself. You are a strong woman to keep going. That's the true display of a true disciple for Him.

I will lift up in prayer the sweet lady from your church. What if she wouldn't have fallen? Would she have known about the tumor too late?

Have a great weekend. Love the new look.

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing this! Isn't God so good?! It is so humbling when He blesses us like that.
I'll be praying for your friend! Hope you have a great weekend!

Steph T. said...

WOW!! Girl! I think all minister's wives are allowed a pity party some days...:) Thanks for sharing this with us. It was great to see you on the chat the other night. I just adore you girl! We should just do it by ourselves sometime. Hang in there and know that God is going to change lives with every box you move.

Veronica said...

That is so awesome that your friend sent you that email. What a sweet reminder of how much the Lord loves you! I'm sorry this week was so difficult, but I just know that all your hard work will pay off once you get settled in your new building!

Holly said...

I'm sorry that you had a tough time! I think we all have those days where we're just so overwhelmed with everything. They really suck!! I haven't been on much checking others' blogs much last week so I'm trying to get a little caught up today while Kyndra naps.

Praying for God to get you through the tough times!