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How to Handle a Major Life Crisis

February 23, 2018

Have you ever had to live through a crisis?

I grow orchids, and I typically repot then in the summer when I wasn’t homeschooling. On one occasion, I was on the back porch taking orchids out of pots, and stepped back into the kitchen to get something.  At that time, we had a huge fluorescent light in the kitchen work area, and I saw water pouring out of that light.

My first thought was that my husband would not like that. And then I wondered how water and electricity  would work together cause it usually doesn’t. I ran upstairs to the bathroom over the kitchn. The door to the bathroom was closed, but I heard water running.  So I wnt in and found the sink full of some clearning rags and water over flowing into the floor.

Naturally I turned off the water, but then I heard a big boom. And I went downstairs to the kitchen. That big light had fallen. What a mess. I was trying to decide what to do with the huge light in the floor and water still pouring out the ceiling.  Then my oldest son came up from the basement and told me water was coming through the ceiling down there in the finished area of the basement.

I was overwhelmed. I had stopped the source, but how could I stop the water already pouring through that house.

I called my husband, he wasn’t there. I called friends, neighors. No one answered. It was a Friday and no one stays home on Friday.

This story reminds me of that verse in John where Jesus said that we would have trouble in this life.  I was overwhelmed and needed help. Where is God when life falls apart.

We all want life to be normal, and not have hardships. However,  we groan in this life.

Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

I found childbirth painful.

As long as we live in these bodies we groan because the world is broken.  A crisis will come.

My guest is Sarah Conaway. She is going to share her crisis and the hope she found.

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