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When the Rain comes - Flooded Basement

 Sitting on the third step looking Down into what used to be my bedroom. I am thinking to myself what just Happened! there is three inches of water in the Basement and it is still rising. The Rain is still coming. I find myself frustrated, my wife and my son are getting all of the belongings that matter out of the basement, Which had not Flooded in more than 20 Years at least Probably more, I cannot help because of the Dystonia. This Disease Leaves me feeling Worthless. I should be the one that is down there getting everything out not my wife, but she does it without a complaint at all. She just wants to get the job done, but for me what am I to do? 
 It is hard to put into words when you see all those around you doing so many things that you used to be able to do, but no longer can. The Lord has a plan, but what is it what could ever come from this that is good why does my wife have to do so much with all the emphasis on me not on her? I guess that is where faith comes in. The Lord never does anything to hurt us it is always to teach us a lesson, lesson, it is obvious to me I have not learned yet, but I am confident in the Lords power to overcome my shortcomings and teach me anyway.
  I have not worked in almost 3 years and I still struggle with that fact. I am the one to support my family, but I never know if I am going to be able to get up in the morning or not. I must learn not to lean on my own understanding! I think we use the word learned to often when learning is probably the more appropriate word. I still struggle with Depression, I am not the person I was before the Disease hit, but maybe that is what the Lord wants. We often Judge others for decisions that they make in their life when we do not know what they are going through, We make character decisions about a person that we never get to know. We ought to try encouragement I think it is a much better way to live. Encourage someone who is going through a trial, help them if you can, send a smile there way. You never know what an encouraging word can mean to someone. If they are sick, call them once in a while, don't just tell them you think of them often. Show you care do something. The one thing I have learned is that we all can give help and we all need help! but there are too many people quick to judge without considering what someone might be going through, and a word of encouragement might have gone way farther. These are just probably the musings, and thoughts of an idiot, but that is alright! Maybe you can read this and become one of God's encouragers when the time comes, because on of these days you may wish you had someone to encourage you, someone to reach down a lift you up! believe me The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away I am a witness of that, but Blessed be the The name of the Lord.


  1. I don’t think we are suppose to be the same person “after.” As I told you, I’m not the same...I can’t be. God put circumstances in my path that changed me and the course of my life. It’s why Proverbs 3:5,6 has meant so much to me. God has our best interests at heart. It’s just hard to see them sometimes so we take what we learn and as you mentioned...continue learning something. Mine has been to try to always be kind and live to love. Thankful for His lessons. Praying for you...and know you are always in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. God bless. 💗💗

  2. It has not rained for several days and I am praying that it will stop long enough for the basement to dry up. I pray that you can get it sealed so that you will have a refuge from your thunderstorms. I don’t know why the Lord has allowed us to have this disease but, I do know that he has a purpose. I pray that he will use it to make me a better Christian and draw me closer to him. I love you son and you are a great joy and comfort to me 💕💗


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