Mel left me such a touching comment on the last blog, that I wanted to share with you all that it was through no strength of my own that I got through those many years of Satan badgering me every moment to end the marriage because of my inadequacies. I give God all the glory if you saw any strength at all in me, because as soon as the approval letter came, a dark cloud over me lifted, and all the attacks and anxious hours just stopped!
I wanted to share a picture with you that portrays how I felt. It was like I was climbing a mountain with slippery slope, falling often, but I was the little girl whose hand He is holding in this picture. He would pull me up and comfort me. It seemed to go through a dark forest, and I could not see where I was going or what was on the other side, but the Lord knew...and He promises to never fail us or leave us. I am a slow learner and stubborn student, so it took thousands of repeated times of learning over and over to just trust Him! It takes some practice to learn how to feel the love and strength He is giving and the advice He is whispering to us. The painting is called "Be not afraid" by Greg Olsen, but it also reminds me of the scripture that says "I will guide you, lest you dash your foot against a rock".