Just Keep Breathing — 24 Comments

  1. I’m not sure what trials you are living, right now, Barbie, but God is so clearly using you to encourage and equip hearts to charge forward – trusting in His goodness. I love coming to your blog and reading about your faith, and how it melds and sometimes leans hard against your trust in God. I count you as one of the cloud of witnesses that bear testament to the power of a faith that clings.

  2. Oh Barbie, I feel the pain your processing in this post. I am so sorry that things are still so hard. I love how you honestly give it all to God and share it with us. It sounds so trite, but I know these times have the potential to bring us close to God. I love the song you shared. I am glad it is ministering to you.

  3. Hey, sweet friend. So glad you share your heart so fully here. It is a blessing to see you clinging to the Lord and turning to Him, reminding yourself that He IS good and that He can be trusted, even in the midst of trials and pain.

    Praying for you!

  4. Dear Barbie,
    I love that song by Plum, and I have lived it. I have been praying for you, my friend. You are amazing…truly!
    Your faith in clinging onto God in the midst of your trials is beautiful. Keep breathing His Spirit in and keep writing out your journey as I know you are blessing others. He can handle our questions and our grief. I have learned it is only when I am honest with my pain then He can comfort me.
    “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you {Barbie}; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deut. 31:8

    Hugs to you,

    • Thank you for sharing that post. It somehow slipped past my eyes. Yes, girl, I’m hanging on to the raging bull, with both hands. I will not let go!

  5. Oh sweet Barbie… praying for you my friend! I love your honesty here… love your faith that is stretching to stand tall… stretching to say I don’t just know these things… I believe them, Lord! (Lord, help my unbelief!) He’s got this… He’s got you… I have walked through a season of having to mourn the death of dreams… it hurts and it can invite the enemy in to whisper lies that sound so true… but the dream just takes on a different path – it doesn’t mean the Happily Ever After won’t happen!
    Love you!

  6. We have had a couple of those seasons friend. D was laid off and unable to find a job for over a year and a few years later he was hurt in an accident that kept him out of work for another year. It was a very hard time and I struggled to find Him in the midst of it. I know this place friend. But I can tell you that our God is faithful even during these times our faith falters. He was even more visible in this time when I felt we were forgotten. Know that I am standing with you here friend. That I am lifting you up to Him in prayer. I so love your heart and am thankful for the gift of you. Blessings and much love.

    • Thank you Wendy, for your encouragement. Yes, my God, He is faithful. He will bring me through. This I know, but sometimes I just have to remind myself. 🙂

  7. I went through 12 years of nightmare with our Romanian orphanage adopted child. I finally came to the end of God and the end of myself. It was good to come to the end of myself (I don’t give up easily in trying to make things the way *I* want them to me), because God hadn’t gotten to the end, He was just waiting for me to give up! A miracle awaited, joy overflowing. Praying God’s blessings for you today, sweet sister in Christ.


  8. Oh thank you for sharing, we all go through times of holding our breath, we all do. We all struggle and question God.We all go through valleys. Prayers and hugs and love you much. Love that song too!!

  9. Oh my sweet friend I pray The Lord wraps you in his loving arms and sings to you the lullaby of his answers. That you feel his peace during this time. That while he is holding you all the fear and doubt and things that are not of him will become a vapor in the wind. He is right with you and he is good he will reveal. His footsteps are the ones you see. Breathe in him and he will sustain. You know Jeremiah 29:11 and in the valley I know it doesn’t bring much comfort but he is faithful to his promises and he will prosper in this time. 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 4:6,7, 1 Peter 5:6,7, Hebrews 4:16, Mark 11:24, Matthew 11:28, Psalm 119:114 … He is protecting you. Rest in Him dear friend and know I’ll be praying with you on this journey. Blessings.

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