Thursday, April 2, 2009

Surviving Disappointments in a Tub of Double Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Life only guarantees three things, you are born, you die and God is the only one who will never let you down. Face it girlfriends, we are human and no matter how super-human we feel some times, other people are going to do stupid things and let us down (likewise we will too).

This time calls for something bigger to get you through, A piece of chocolate or candy bar is not going to make you feel better, it is going to take the whole tub of double chocolate, chocolate chunk ice cream to get you over this one!

I had thought I was doing pretty well with my walk, my life was back on track, I was starting to smile again, and I was enjoying life again and then BAM! I had lunch with Betty -Sue and she did not know if she should but thought it would be best if she told me that she heard it from a friend that said that…

You know when you sit there and hear those words that bring your whole life to a stand still. You can literally see the clock on the wall stop, all the questions go through your mind, and your heart feels like a cement truck just dumped a full load of wet cement on it. You are drowning in heartache and do not know how you are going to get over yet another heartbreak. You can’t get out of that restaurant fast enough and through the traffic to the grocery store to get the biggest tub of ice cream you can find and get home to put your p j’s on and curl up with ‘Pretty Woman’ and have a good cry and wonder how am I going to get over this?

One spoon at a time. God knows everything in our lives. Every joy and tear, every smile and frown, all things that happen He knows and He will never give us anything that we can not handle. It is okay to be human, and when you go through a trial, it is perfectly okay to react. I get so upset with myself for getting upset over my trials. However, I realized, God made me to have emotions, to react when I am happy through laughter and smiles and to cry and pitch a fit when I am sad and distraught. He knew I would go through this and He gave me my emotions to cope and deal so that I could learn and move on.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30

God tells us, come, my daughter, crawl on my lap and cry. Take my words, hold them close, and find rest. Be still. We cannot do this on our own; we were not made to take this life on without God. He fully intended for us to live for Him and to need Him. He knew that Satan would attack us and that people would let us down. Can you imagine going through a trial and eating manna? It was intended to sustain and nourish us not to provide comfort. He loved us enough to provide His word to encourage us, guide us and He loved us enough to give us chocolate! God is good!


  1. Loving the blogs my friend! You have been blessed with an amazing gift of words and encouragement. Keep it up! Love you. J

  2. This too shall pass my sweet friend...