Monday, October 8, 2012

The Lion's Den

Conviction: a fixed or firm belief.

This weekend, I realized that I am in the lion's den.
I am being tested.

Daniel has officially been gone for one week.
One week. Seven days.
It feels like a lifetime.
I know it will be over in the blink of an eye,
but each night as I close my eyes to sleep,
I think about him being all alone down in Texas.
I pray for his heart and this journey he is on.
I thank God that he's not overseas, and that we are able to keep in contact.
I'm so thankful.

But I'm still being tested.

My convictions are being tested.
My heart.
My strength.
My power of prayer.
My faithfulness and committment.

all of it—
is making me a better person.
A better Christian.
A better soon-to-be-wife.
A better friend.
A better disciple.
A better example of peace.
Peace of mind. Peace of heart. Peace in Him.

THIS is the lion's den.
THIS is a test.
And THIS is something that I... we... will overcome.

"...For He is the living God, and He will endure forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed and His rule will never end. He rescues and saves his people: He performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions." - Daniel 6:26-27 

Aunie Sauce


Lily said...

Praying for you both <3

Francis said...

Sorry it's been tough. Hang in there gf. ;)

Freya Lily said...

It'l be over so soon :)

Lyndsay Loves It said...

Thinking of you, miss aunie :)


Rustic Living said...

beautiful post Aunie! Those times of separation really are difficult, but they make the reunion OH SO sweet! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Cody Doll said...

I know it must be hard but I know that God will give you the strength to make it through.


Kirsten said...

Weird as it sounds, I used to love the times of heat, painful though they sometimes were. Well, I liked them once I realized what I was in and Who was growing me.
But, the most recent time in the furnace has been difficult. And, I'm not exactly proud of how I have gone through it. But, I think I've learned some things. And can use it in the future.

I truly hope this time grows you both closer to God and to each other!


Anonymous said...

Isn't that scripture beautiful?! And it hits home for you, I'm sure, partly just because of Daniel's name in it!

Hang tough, girlie. You can get through this!!

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you! :)

LaLa said...

God brings us to these places.. where we grow through our pain. But he doesn't ever waste our pain. They are used to make us better. To be more like him. Praying for you!


Baylee said...

I feel ya, I feel like I'm in the Lion's Den this week too. <3

Elisha said...

You'll be okay!! Once he comes back, you'll feel fine. (:
Enjoy this time right now alone!

Katie Did What said...

Girl, I love this post! You know you WILL overcome this test, because God is with us. :) Always. And it's the tough times that make us who we are!
I'm your newest follower :)

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

I think I missed something? But hold tight girl. Your so strong I know no matter what god throws at you, you will get through it. I love your outlook. So inspiring.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

So... I just found your blog. And spent the last hour or so browsing your posts. I gotta say... you pretty much rock. And I can't believe this is only my first time here!

And from reading your past post, I also have to say that you seem like a really strong woman. I know you've still got weeks to get through but you will. And your relationship will be stronger for it.

Keeping you in my thoughts lady!

Amy said...

I feel like that too. I found out I had to pay $150 extra dollars to my insurance company before I could order pills that are important for the illness I have. I don't know whether I will get the job I interviewed for almost a week and a half either. It is hard to know that I might not have any money around Christmas time unless I get some money right now.

Amy said...

week and a half ago either*

Alesha said...

Amen! Beautifully put. <3 Praying for you and Daniel right now!
Alesha <3

Ausmerican Housewife - Creating with Kara Davies said...

My hubby and I were separated for 8 months (twice) during our relationship before we got married. That kinda happens when I was in Seattle and he was in Australia! We made it work as we knew this was for forever, that we'd finally found each other.

You darlin, have some cajones as you've got a military man. My hat's off to you! He'll be home soon, you'll have him back in your arms, you'll joyfully be declared man and wife and you'll be a smoochin'. Hang in there chickie!