All I Can Do

randomlychad  —  August 28, 2013 — 14 Comments

The last year and a half has been a tumultuous time for my family and I (to say the least). Soaring victory was followed by agonizing defeat. And to add insult to injury, my wife’s health took a turn.

Needless to say, we were left reeling, shaken, wondering which end is up…

“Finding my way back to sanity again”

Thankfully, Lisa’s health has turned around. Even so, after holding it together for so long, being strong, I had a breakdown of sorts a few weeks ago.

“I don’t really know what I’m gonna do when I get there”

Have you been there? So whipped, and wiped, you just didn’t care? It took me by surprise to find that, yes, I’m just a man afterall–incredibly weak, frail, and small.

“Gracefully fall back to the arms of grace”

Yet, even so, somehow God’s strength is perfected in my weakness. I don’t presume to understand it, but I will gladly fall upon it…

Time after time: until the faith shall be made sight, and all is set right.

It’s all I can do.

How about you?

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  • I’ve been there and will surely be back there again some day. It’s both bad and good. Bad to go through, but good in that it reinforces the goodness of God in the midst of trial.

    • Amen, Matt! Both His goodness, and His love, were (and are) on full display.

  • Ricky Anderson

    You prayed for strength, didn’t you? Don’t do that -- that’s where trials come from.

    • Mayhap I did. 😉

      Then again, I’m not sure I did much praying at all…

      There was this “perfect storm” of apathy, exhaustion, and an unrelenting sameness to my days that lent themselves to that dangerous place.

  • Great post Chad. I’ve been there -- about 2 years ago when I felt I was stick in a thick haze. But God really worked in that time, in a huge way. As Samuel Rutherford said, “Grace grows best in the winter.”

    • Thanks, Dave! And welcome. “Grace grows best in winter” --I like that!

  • Been there bro. Glad you’re coming out of it.

    • Thanks, Larry! Btw, how are you feeling? Seem to recall reading that you’ve been under the weather? I

  • You’re not alone -- sure you know that. Grace is an amazing thing that I too, do not “presume to understand it, but I will gladly fall upon it…”

    Well said.

    • Thanks much! Grace is so amazing!

      Welcome! Come back and “kick the tires.”

  • Been there. Glad you are coming out of it. LOVE that song! I love that whole album!

    • Thanks, Rob! Me, too! Lifehouse!