If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

It May Seem Backwards To Most...

...but I am learning to be thankful for hard times.  Let me explain.

Life for the last year has been pretty comfortable.  We have definitely had some heartache with the loss of a precious family member and watching Jack struggle, but for the most part it has been pretty comfortable.   About a week ago, we agreed to take in 2 small children for a family member who was needing some help.  As the situation fluctuated daily I was terrified, excited, sad, hopeful, and a myriad of other emotions.  The big part though was that I prayed like I haven't prayed in a year and worshiped throughout my day as I sought God's will instead of my next obligation.

In the end, the mother chose a different route for herself and her children and we are back to our comfortable position in life.  As I look back on last week and ask "why?" I can trust that even though I don't have the answers, I did see God in the process and was reminded of His sovereignty in my life.   I was also reminded that we sometimes have a backward notion that our goal in life is to be comfortable.   You see, I have been pretty comfortable and I can say the possibility of those 2 precious children rocking my comfort brought me closer to my real purpose of knowing and following God than my comfort ever did.

Are you in a situation where God is rocking your comfort?  This song was my proclamation of truth this week.   I hope it helps.


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