When Life Leaves Us Empty Handed: The Power of Resilient Faith
By Lyli Dunbar
God's Brave Women - Lyli's Story
Two years ago, I would jump out of bed in the morning and make eggs for a little person. Then, I’d dance into his room with a cheery “Good Morning” and ignore his loud objections as I dragged him out of bed and into the bathroom. My busy mornings were cluttered with Cheerios and Matchbox cars. I became a first-time mom “on the fly” at age 52, and I had my hands full in every way.
Until I didn’t. One day it all ended as quickly as it had started. I packed up the Hot Wheels and the tiny blue underwear, and I was left with nothing in my hands. My husband and I thought we’d never stop crying.
How do you find your courage when you don’t even want to get out of bed? Sometimes life rips your heart in two, and you end up with empty hands asking God lots of questions.
"How do you find your courage when you don’t even want to get out of bed? Sometimes life rips your heart in two, and you end up with empty hands asking God lots of questions."
Maybe like me, you’ve experienced a loss that seems incredibly wrong, and you are asking God why this even happened.
We get married thinking we’ll be married forever. Until we are sleeping in bed alone. We raise our kids expecting they will grow up to be amazing humans. But then they create a whole lot of chaos in our lives. We live for the dream of a better job and a bigger house, but then our bank account ends up disappearing. When life isn’t exactly what you signed up for, you have to throw away your plans and trust God has a better one.