Seasons of Survival

Sometimes daily life has such a beautiful steady rhythm to it. Getting up early is almost easy. There is time to read the Bible, exercise, and get dressed before the kids wake up.

There is energy to cover the basics of child-training and homeschooling and then explore the world together. After all the normal housework is done, there is time to pursue goals and cross things of the to-do list.

It’s a season of bounty and blessing.

Sometimes life sails along smoothly. Other times it seems that survival is barely possible. If you're struggling through seasons of survival, take courage. God has grace for these seasons too.

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Then something happens.

Maybe it’s a protracted sickness, or job loss, or tragedy, or maybe even the blessing of welcoming a new child into your home.

Suddenly, you enter a season of survival. Just getting the basics done becomes a struggle and the to-do list sits untouched for weeks.

Follow me over to Little Natural Cottage to read the rest. 

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  1. Kimberly S. says

    Yep. That’s this week at our house. I’m afraid the grace for myself hits the limit at about two days in *sigh*

  2. says

    Oh, thank you so much for this. It has come at the right time today, during this time. I am a new mother of a six week old, struggling with sleep deprivation as he isn’t sleeping well. If I had no emotions or hormones, I could deal with it! But, oh, I do 🙂 There are good days and bad days, but most days I have to battle, battle with up and down feelings, anxiety and tiredness. This is so encouraging, not only knowing someone else is in a similar place, but your helpful words of encouragement. I especially felt convicted with your last one: instead of putting my hope in Christ, I have been stressing and making an idol out of desire of sleep! I’ve known this, but I feel the Spirit nudging me at this very moment. Thank you for your post, I love your blog. Blessings and hope you’re all feeling better.

    • anna says

      Thanks so much for your sweet encouragement Sarah! I SO understand making sleep an idol instead of putting my expectations in Christ. I’ll be praying that Jesus will sustain you through these sleep-deprived days!

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