Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I Will Remain Confident

Sometimes I get these thoughts in my head, and I just run with them. That happened yesterday.

Because of the joy that I was overcome with by y'alls prayers from yesterday's post, I wanted to open up Texas Mrs. as a safe place today where you can share your prayer requests with me. I will personally pray for you. I also hope that others will read the comments and pray along too.

Whatever you are going through, God can overcome!

Take me, for example. Um heck yes, I cry all the time. Fortunately (and unfortunately), God made Allison Skinner a little on the emo side. You know... emotional. Well, I cry a lot. Just so you know. And a lot of my tears have to do with our struggle to make a baby. But guess what makes me stop crying when I get down? Reminding myself that this is not forever. This is only temporary. And God will bless me according to HIS perfect plan.

All that being said, I ask that you please share something with me so that I and others can pray for you! Ready, set, go.
Bracelet - Sam Moon

SCRIPTURE: John 5:8. Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."

OBSERVATION: Earlier in the chapter, Jesus asks the invalid man if he wants to get better. The man replies with an excuse - "no one will help me." Then Jesus simply offers encouraging words of, "get up."

APPLICATION: Sometimes I can be like the invalid man, waiting for encouragement to keep pushing forward. Rather, I should remain confident in God's abilities to overcome any situation.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that I find a sense of peace over your plans for me. I thank you for all of your encouragement and love. I also thank you for placing our small group into my life, as it has played a large role in encouraging me. Amen!

18 comments:

  1. Prayers coming your way! and if you could pray for me as well, as my husband and I are trying to overcome a small struggle within our marriage. Thank you

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    1. Done & done. You and your husband are definitely on my prayer list! I pray that he will work his way to overcome any obstacles in your marriage! And thank you also for your prayers. They truly mean so much to me!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful post, Allison. God made me a bit on the emo side too ;)!

    I would very much appreciate prayers if you don't mind. For life, health and the future. THANK YOU!

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  3. I LOVE this post, such a wonderful idea!! I will make a commitment to pray for each person that comments here also! We are also struggling with infertility and we ask for prayers that this IUI cycle bring us our baby :) Any prayers are so appreciated! God is so good :)

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  4. Praying for you always! I'm currently going through a phase in life I never imagined in a million years I'd be going through: divorce. And this post is perfect timing to request prayers, because I've finally felt confident enough to share my story on my blog this week! Thanks so much, Allison!

    Brianna
    xobriannaleigh.com

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  5. As always, I am lifting you and your husband up, I would love prayers for dealing with my family and the frustration I am having with my current state of life.

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  6. Fellow emo here! Ha! Sometimes I get super emotional too but it's all in good reason right? As always I will continue to pray for your family. Although my struggles don't seem as nearly important as yours, life is just a little tough right now on the home front and I just need a little boost to remind me this too shall pass.

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  7. I'm currently struggling with the whole trust in God's timing thing. I recently dropped out of my grad school program and have no idea what I want to do other than be a mom. Two of my sister in laws and pregnant and due any day and I can feel the pressure more than ever now for my husband and I to conceive. Pressure from myself and others... Meanwhile I have no idea what my career path is going to be!

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    1. Bailee, I will definitely pray for you! I have felt similar feelings before. Just know that God loves you and wants to bless you. Sometimes it's hard to hear him, or understand his plan, but there is a GREAT plan for you (and your husband) specifically!

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  8. I love this! The fact that you are opening up to the world with your struggles and glorifying God through the process is truly inspiring! You are probably receiving more prayers than you even realize. I will be praying for you/your struggle for a baby and that God's plan for you and your family becomes more visible.

    Also, your pictures are beautiful!

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    1. Katie, thank you so much for your sweet words! They mean so much (really!) And I honestly do appreciate your prayers... I truly believe that prayer works! THANK YOU! Also, if you have anything going on in your life, I would love to pray for you too! Just let me know :-)

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  9. This post made me cry. I am a crier too. My husband and I have not had trouble conceiving and have one healthy little boy who I thank God for everyday. I am now 24 weeks pregnant and we just found out that my husband and I are both carriers of a genetic disorder and our children have a 1 in 4 chance of having the disorder, SMA. It is an awful disorder and most children do not live to be 4 or 5, and most die within 18 months. We have decided not to do any further testing at this point since I am so far along. We are just hoping for the best and another healthy baby. But there are days where the thought of losing our child come into my mind and I can't keep the tears in. I know that whatever happens is God's plan and that He is good no matter what. Most days I am able to be positive, but I've learned that it's ok to be sad and cry sometimes too.

    One of my favorite quotes is: "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen". When I start feeling sad and thinking about "what-ifs", I just think about this and then I thank God for everything he has given me. Because we are all so blessed.

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  10. You are so beautiful! I love that top and your makeup is perfection. As long as we're sharing prayer requests, I could use some as far as career stuff goes!!

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  11. I freakin' love you! THIS, this right here is one of the many reasons why I am SO incredibly thankful for blog world bringing you into my life! You are an inspiration to us all. I will, duh, continue to pray for you. I would also appreciate it so much if you would pray for guidance and acceptance for me.

    Also, I just finished reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, I didn't LOVE it but it had some references and scripture that spoke to me. One quote was "There's a reason I'm not writing the story and God is. He knows how it all works, where it all leads, what it all means. I don't." I just loved that quote!

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  12. I prayed for you today! And will continue.

    My prayer request would be for me and a new diet change I'm making to refined sugar free. I'm attempting to manage my crohn's disease by diet alone and the inability to eat sugar is super hard for me. I have a major sweet tooth. I'm finding it pretty easy to stay away from the obvious sugar like candy/cookies/cakes but I'm struggling with making sugar free meals at home and grocery shopping now sucks.

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  13. I have been reading your blog for a couple months and have been praying for you and your husband. I think it is really amazing that you can open up about your fertility struggles and treatment. My parents went through a similar situation when they tried to have me, but I am almost 25 and things were different than, so my parents adopted me. I have babysat babies and toddlers one born by IUI and twins by IVF. If you could please pray for me, I was paralyzed in the end of December 2012 by guillain-barre syndrome, and have been working extremely hard in all my therapies so I can hopefully walk again.
    Thanks so much and you will be in my prayers,
    Elena

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    1. Elena,

      I will pray that God rests his hand over you and heals you. Thank you for opening up and sharing this with me. You will be on my prayer list!

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