October 31, 2014

Advertise with Stand Firm

April 18, 2013


A Little Encouragement for a Thursday Morning: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

From Red State, where there is more:

I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go.

I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little girl. But the tears ran. My throat hurt as I tried to suppress the guttural cries I wanted to cry there in the mud.

RedState, which got up and running in 2004, was out of money. No one wanted to put ads on a conservative site after the Democrats had just delivered an absolute shellacking to the GOP. We were out of money. Christmas was a week away. I was out of a job.

But that was insignificant compared to where I’d been that day. I’d just left the hospital where I had the task of telling my wife she was dying and there was nothing anybody could do.

Then there I was one week before Christmas in 2006 sitting in mud, leaning up against a tire covering me in black, holding a one year old too young to know what was going on, and sobbing in the rain too shell shocked to even try to pray. Too overwhelmed to even think. Out of money, soon to be a single dad, no job, a one year old, and I was very overwhelmed.


Share this story:


Recent Related Posts

Comments

Facebook comments are closed.

3 comments

Thanks, Sarah.  This is a testimony worth reading and sharing.

There’s a simplicity in the way in which he points right at God.  Not the over the top theatrics that could go with the miraculous things he describes, but a matter of factness about who God is, about truth.

[1] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 4-18-2013 at 09:09 AM · [top]

Thanks Sarah. I needed to read this today. It was a much needed reminder that our Creator is in control even if it does not seem like it.

[2] Posted by Blue Cat Man on 4-19-2013 at 08:49 AM · [top]

OOPS! Sorry that was me commenting in #2.  downer

[3] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 4-19-2013 at 08:51 AM · [top]

Registered members are welcome to leave comments. Log in here, or register here.

Comment Policy: We pride ourselves on having some of the most open, honest debate anywhere. However, we do have a few rules that we enforce strictly. They are: No over-the-top profanity, no racial or ethnic slurs, and no threats real or implied of physical violence. Please see this post for more explanation, and the posts here, here, and here for advice on becoming a valued commenter as opposed to an ex-commenter. Although we rarely do so, we reserve the right to remove or edit comments, as well as suspend users' accounts, solely at the discretion of site administrators. Since we try to err on the side of open debate, you may sometimes see comments which you believe strain the boundaries of our rules. Comments are the opinions of visitors, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Stand Firm site administrators or Gri5th Media, LLC.