Survival Mode

God's Whispers of Truth

For years now, my family and I have been in this mode. Barely keeping our heads up above water……..just getting by.

Are you here, or have you been here?

Sometimes chronic illness or injury feels like grasping for a buoy and hanging on, barely keeping your head up above water. Then a huge wave of unexpected symptoms wash over your head pulling you under, leaving you fearful and disoriented, trying to figure out which way is up, and struggling to come up for air. Each new challenge, whether physical or emotional, is like an extra weight, pulling you downward so then you struggle even harder to stay afloat treading the deep waters that never seem to dissipate.

Yet, God is our buoy. He keeps us up and afloat daily. His grace never ends and His strength is beyond us. He is the ultimate source for enduring hardships, and fights alongside…

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  1. At one point, when our jobs looked very shaky (2006- 2008) and my income from the navy reserve was spotty (due to caring for an ill parent out of state) – we were living on the “smell of an oily rag” – and prayers. God came through then, and in times of trouble today, I have friends to help me remember those days. Trust God always.

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