Time Is A Trainer

As I sit here tonight, one eye and ear on Dancing With The Stars and one eye and ear on my laptop, I am overwhelmed with emotion.

For weeks, my family and I have been going through a valley. While I am usually pretty open with my personal business here on the blog, I always try to respect the privacy of those who are close to me because not everyone appreciates having their business broadcast on the world-wide web.

With that said, I want to take this opportunity to thank each one of you who has called, texted, e-mailed, or sent a Facebook message offering words of encouragement, support, scripture and prayers. You can’t know what it means to us to know that we are covered in prayer and love during this time. It is comforting to know that there are people standing in the gap (and even providing dinner!) for us.

I received these words from my dear friend Cindy earlier in the week. Perhaps they will be of comfort to those of you going through a valley right now…

I am able to do far beyond all that you ask or imagine. Come to Me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit to control your mind, so that you can think great thoughts of Me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon Me, to trust Me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My power and glory at work in the situation. Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life.

Time is a trainer….

That’s for sure.


  1. Jean says

    God’s timing is always perfect. I’m praying for your situation, Julie; and this really helped me put another one in perspective, as well. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes we focus on sight – and not on faith. Big mistake. :/
    I need to save this for reference. :). Love you!! 🙂

  2. Michelle says

    Praying for you every day. He gives peace that passes all understanding. You and your family have been through so much, but what He brings you to, He brings you through. Praying you feel Him closest to you now, and can feel how much He loves you. Love you. 🙂

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