It’s time for a meet n greet with a twist. Today/tonight let’s lay our biggest struggles down here together and let’s be the family of God and let’s encourage each other, hold one another up and support each other. Since I came back into blogging, I’ve seen some hard things going down in people’s lives on here. And it’s breaking my heart.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15
So for today’s meet n greet, please introduce yourself and your blog, tell us a little about yourself and then tell us what you’re struggling with. What is breaking your heart? What can we pray over for you? Or if you don’t have something personally you are struggling with then what is going on in the world that is breaking your heart that we can come together in prayer here against? (Human trafficking, domestic violence, somebody in your life that is in bondage?) And then let’s pray over each other here. Let’s hold each other up in the Holy Spirit here in this space. Let’s be brothers and sisters in Christ and use our words for good and for healing. I encourage you all to comment on each other’s comments, these are your fellow siblings in Christ and we are all struggling! We are all hurting in some way. Let’s do some group therapy in the Spirit on WordPress!
I’ll go first…
My name is Joel here at In the Desert with Jesus. My wife and I of almost 10 years are adopting in October. We are adopting 3 kids that we have been fostering for 1 1/2 years. That brings us to 6 kids total! And boy oh boy, Satan has hit hard during the foster process. I’ve spent more times sobbing my eyes out in the closet in the last 16 months then probably ever. I’ve been in the furnace and God has been testing me hard at times.
I need prayer please for finishing the race well with adopting and for God to finish the work on my heart with our oldest foster daughter. What’s breaking my heart? Well I am. I’m struggling with the emotional component of overflowing fatherly love for one of our adopted kids. Our adopted kiddos come from a very hard place with just about every type of abuse and neglect. And that comes with a lot of difficult behavior. We definitely feel equiped to see them healed and restored, but it’s hard some days!! I need more patience sometimes in my life. And compassion when things get hard on the ground in this war against the kingdom of darkness. It can be hard because the frontlines of this war with Satan are inside my house. And it’s crazy. But Satan is not going to win! Jesus has already won!
Can’t wait to hear your story.