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Rough day

Starrlight
Starrlight

Beautiful rough waters and really rough anxiety filled day. I was constantly trying to keep my kids safe and they dare to try to go onto edges of the rocks which freaked me out so I did not manage to have peace or fun. But I wanted to share the beautiful picture with you guys.

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It is lovely. I can understand no peace! They keep you dancing on your toes don't they pretty mama? LOL.

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Defidently Diviny!

Thanks for the beautiful picture, too bad you couldn't enjoy it 😞. They'll be other day to come ☺️🙏👍

No problem. I love sharing nature pics. Yes thank you there will be other days 😊

Thanks for sharing the photo, Starr. Those are impressive but scary waves. Reminds me that Jesus stopped a stormy sea with the words, ''Hush, be still".

I know he has the ability to calm our personal storms so that we can endure.

I think we must be like children who see all the wonders as gifts God has given us. Then, with a grateful heart, we can be as carefree & optimistic as a young child. For me, reading faith strengthing bible verses such as Matthew 8: 23-27 is better than a double expresso ! Energizing and motivating. Gives me more confidence to succeed no matter what the future may bring.

Starr, we are all part of something beautiful and much bigger than we are on our own. Our Father is really that "something". Someone who can rescue us because He's greater than all the mountains, vast oceans, and deep fears we may have. We can trust Him to understand our brain, our desperate heart and instruct us by means of His guidebook. Well, that's why I have been reading the bible for over 50 years. It's a powerful book.

Still hoping for better times for you and your family. ~Love, Carol

Yup it’s s powerful book. Yes waiting for God to calm internal storms but I don’t think that that is necessarily His plan for me. Some people suffer forever.

Fluffy44
Fluffy44 in reply to Starrlight

I hope you don’t have to suffer forever! That’s a scary thought! I’ve been in darkest better tomorrow!! depression and anxiety for a week now and I have to believe it gets better tomorrow cause I don’t want to live this way!!!

Linda

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J68-18 in reply to Fluffy44

Every night when I go to bed, I always say, tomorrow will be better. I need to believe this.

Hugs.

wow!....too choppy for sure....storm watching is a sport for some in the pacific north west...but not for me....lived by the beach for a little bit as a small kid...and saw huge breakers come over our 10 foot breaker wall and my mother sweeping sand crabs out of the kitchen as the water came in our little beach front cottage, it was terrifying for her...but being a kid...I thought if was exciting...but It was scary too....the noise was like a freight train going through the house....

Wow what a very cool childhood experience for you , well scary-cool.

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Starrlight no one would have had peace or fun making sure the kids did not get into those rough waters. No one with their full faculties about them. Continuing in prayer for all who have experienced rough patches in their lives, who have been afraid, who are uncertain about what the Lord God assures us is ours. Their is so much to learn from the word of God, it is health to our bones, a lamp unto our feet, it is cleansing, transforming. They are not just words, but life, the Lord God is careful to watch over His word to perform it. Remember to pray for an infilling of the Holy Spirit and for God to give you understanding of the Word, each time you read.

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

I think I am loosing my faith. It’s so sad to me. I want the relationship with God similar to what I had before but there’s something in me that is angry which I think is covering up the path to Him plus it’s hard to believe He cares sometimes.

Just 2 quick questions, Starr. You don't need to answer here but please think about it. As a parent, do you want your children to doubt your love? And would YOU ever "plan" for them to suffer?

Remember the word plan means design, plot, scheme, and always implies mental formulation and intent. Now, compare a plan with permitting something for a set time.

A loving parent never wants his children to suffer and yes GOD IS LOVE. ~ Sincerely,Carol

I do get what you are saying. 😊 thanks for taking the time

Fluffy44
Fluffy44 in reply to Hidden

Thank you for these words! Without Jesus I couldn’t make it! Even when my mind is in such a state that I can pray I can always just say the name Jesus and He will hear me!!

Linda

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You still did it, take your bow beautiful! I applaud you! Boy you can see the power in the water ...too bad we can't use all the power our brains have! Love ya!!! XXX

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Thank you yes I did it! 😃 love you 😘

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Hi Starrlight!

Thanks for sharing the photo. I love it but it makes me a bit anxious just looking at it. I can understand how you were feeling.

Now it's time for a more peaceful outing so you can relax :)

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

It was amazing. There where rocks and people were standing on them and if they were to trip then that was it into the river.Yes Delta I need a peaceful walk in the woods I think. Peace and joy to you today!

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Yes, take a peaceful walk! :)

Thanks, Starr!

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Wow..that’s amazing nature is wonderful but can also be dangerous, I understand. I would have been a little anxious around there too. Your not alone in that for sure...

Well done for going and seeing it and I’m so pleased you all got back safe and sound having the memories of the day with lovely photos 🌺🌼🌺🌼

No one else in our group seemed anxious about the kids getting too close to the edge. I was like am I overreacting or are they all under reacting? People were literally standing in areas where if they slipped that would be it. When I was younger I did not take much caution when jumping from rock to rock and had great times there.

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Hidden in reply to Starrlight

When we are young we don’t see the dangers do we..I was same, I was very daring too.

Now I am very cautious, I would ah e been exactly same as you..I’ve seen and heard of far too many tragedies 😞

It does look amazing and as long as we are safe, it’s a wonderful sight to see....🌺🌼 x

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Yes I think we thought we were invincible 😆 oh the youngins!

Yes amazing nature gives me an idea of how powerful God is.

💕

I would have been terrified to have kids in a spot like that. There are plenty of fun outings that are safe and where you won't have to feel so nervous. Depending on the age of your kids, they would enjoy a playground, picnic, easy hike through the woods on a well-marked trail, nature center, zoo, city recreation program, art projects, family bike rides to get ice cream, baking, etc. etc. My daughter is grown now, but protecting her while allowing her to have fun had to be my top priority.

Your anxiety was natural and healthy given the situation you were in. Not all anxiety is bad!

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Windy101

Right I know and I take them to safe fun places but this was one of those times I gave in to what some family members really wanted to do so I said I’d give it a try but yeah anyway last time I do that. You are right anxiety can be a good thing!

Windy101
Windy101 in reply to Starrlight

We all live and learn. You sound like a great mom that you recognized the danger, and also that you're not going to give in to pressure like that from family again. I can't imagine what they were thinking. It is a beautiful picture though!

Wow, this is beautiful. So rough out!

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