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Day 5: For When You Feel Stuck — 35 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your heart. I too have been feeling stuck…for almost three years now! (It’s a long story.) But like you, I trust that God will see me through. He has a bigger, better plan and regardless of what He reveals in His perfect timing, He still deserves our praise!

  2. Oh, how we struggle with change! I pray for the day when you look back and can see how God’s plan was so much more than you could ever imagine right now. It was there all along and we can only see it in hindsight.

  3. Barbie, I appreciate you honestly sharing. I understand the feelings of numbness that come from having your spiritual wind knock out. May your eyes continue looking unto Jesus. Praying for you & your family.

  4. i know this feeling too and the good thing is we walk with Him despite feelings, not because of them. you are trusting Him and that is what pleases Him. praying for open doors for you!

  5. Your experience sounds similar to what I went through last December. I felt stuck for a long time. But during that time, God healed my heart, He grew me, and I found such sweet fellowship with Him. I see now I needed that time to be stuck. But it was hard to rest in Him at times when we needed the financial piece met. Yet, He met that too. I am praying for you friend. May God draw you close and encourage your heart in only the ways He can. You are dearly loved, friend! He’s got you!

  6. Oh hon, I feel your pain. Praying for you during this time knowing and trusting Father will minister to you and will provide a job that will fill you inside out.
    Praying and praying my friend.

  7. I pray your faith and trust in God never waivers during your unemployment. I’ve been either unemployed, employed or underemployed at various times during the past 5 years. My first round of unemployment came 1 year after my husband passed. It was during my unemployment that God called me to blog about my widowhood adventures in hopes of encouraging other widows. I was not equipped to do it, but he equipped me. It led to various freelance writing/virtual office assistant type work. My seasonal job will be ending this month and I know God has something else planned.

    I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Blessings to you both.

  8. I agree in periods of being stuck God is protecting our hearts with a sense of numbness. The important thing is all you are still feeling for Him and the goodness that He will provide. Daily routines will be exactly that-routines but God’s love will filter through to remind you it is well with your soul! Praying and thanking God ahead for all He will provide for you and your family!

  9. Barbie, I’m so sorry to hear this news. I don’t doubt for a minute that God’s hand is in this. I love what you said about feeling numb so that it doesn’t hurt all at once. God understands and cares about your sadness, disappointments and pain. He will get you through. At times like these, I think it’s important to just let our feelings be what they are and not try to suppress them. He’s got something better for you, I just know it! *I love your disclaimer at the end. Hugs.

  10. You continue to inspire me, Barbie. Your faith and trust in Him shines through even during a difficult season. Always praying for you. Much love. xoxo

  11. I’ve been there, Barbie, that place of numbness. It is a blessing, when the hurt is too much. The load too heavy, the knowledge too great for us to carry.
    I just kept reading. . . His word. It was the only solid thing, the only thing in my life that had not changed, that would not change. I grasped a hold of it and DID NOT LET GO! He is our rock. He does not change. He is faithful. Praying for you, my friend.

    • So true June! Right now I am striving to get back into a good, daily reading habit. It’s so much harder when you are numb and don’t feel as if you are connecting. Hugs!

  12. Oh, Barbie, I’m so sorry! I completely understand the ‘numb but everything’s ok’ feeling. May God draw close to you and may you feel his leading each step of the way.

  13. Barbie, your heart is beautiful and your faith, inspiring! I’m praying for you and your family daily. May God’s peace overflow today and everyday until His answer is revealed.

  14. Oh my goodness. I’m reading your post and relating with you on so many levels. Then bam, I read “this post was written in over 5 minutes” while I’m thinking, “Good for Barbie, she wrote what she needed despite the five minute timer.” I literally laughed out loud. Dear friend – my prayers are with you. I continue to stand with you as each day the Lord speaks to your heart. May He give you and your husband wisdom from day to day and may you see His hand provide often.

    • I don’t know why I thought I had to tell the world I took longer than 5 minutes. I guess that’s the rule follower in me! Thank you so much for your prayers. I so appreciate you!

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