Who’s got your back?

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Partners in crime?

Support network?

groupies?

girlfriends?

encouragers?

So many names for those who are there for us through thick and thin.  But are they really and truly there?  When things get tough and we get in that dark space, do we reach for them?  If so, which ones?

This morning,  I didn’t believe in a dream and I was in a dark space.  In the past, I have dwelt there, and wallowed there, and pitied myself there.  I may again in the future, but not this time,  who did I instinctively reach for?

Jesus!!

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He is my one and only, true, always there no matter what, got my back support!!  He. Is. It.

It really took me a long time to find Him.  To trust that someone I couldn’t see or hear was really there.  With me always. And that turning to Him actually makes a difference in this here and now life.

At once, He reminded me that He is there! Then He laid His loving hands on my shoulder and told me to look around and he gently spun me around my mind’s room and swept His arm in front of me showing me all those who are there to help me.

First was my main line of cheerleaders!  My boys! Shouting and cheering and loving me!

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Then was my loving wonderful husband who would bend over backwards to support any dream I had.

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Then was my mom, my mother-in-law, My extended family and sisters-in-law…all clapping, or standing silently with the warmth of a loving smile on their faces. None of them live very close, but I know that they love me, pray for me, and think of me. I just wish I had more photos of those beautiful faces to share.

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Then was my girlfriends.  Those women who have made it a commitment to uphold and support each other through all things-no matter what.  I know that they are there for me and will be there even when I am too proud to ask for help.  They have proven that over and over again with each other!

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My fellow blogger, Mandy is among those women and she is on this God-sized dream journey as well.  She is encouraging this journey specifically, and has been a big motivator and source of information and support on this blogging thing.

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Then Jesus turned me back around and held me.  Held me tight as I stood in my bathroom.  All alone smiling and feeling filled up with all the wonderful people He has shown to me.  I glance behind Him and I see other people I know, have known, or have recently met.  Also standing with Him in support of me.  Only through His help can those dark moments be brought to the light so quickly and turned into a loving embrace from Him, through all the wonderful people in my life.

I am blessed!  I have a whole cheering section-and I would bet you do too.

Join all the other dreamers at the link below.

 

God-Sized Dreams

6 Responses to Who’s got your back?

  • jennifer says:

    Yeah Heather!! Go Girl! I am cheering for you! I am praying for you! and I am blessed to have just started to get to know you..I can not wait to see where the Lord takes this friendship, and where He takes YOU on this journey! May I ride along?? Please? I won’t take up much space and I promise you can always lean on me when you need a listening ear! Thanks for reminding me Jesus is my biggest cheer leader and fan! I needed to be reminded of that today!

    • Heather says:

      Of Course you are welcome on this ride! I am so incredibly happy that God is able to bless you through my ramblings! :) Let’s see where He takes us in this new year! Glad you are coming along!

  • Julie Brumley says:

    Just beautiful, Heather. What a moment of grace that you felt the loving arms of Jesus this morning when you were in that dark place. Keep writing girl, you are doing such good things here.

  • Mandy says:

    I LOVE that you are surrounded by so much, well, love! What a beautiful experience you relate here, and it is a great way to structure this post:) Thanks for your kind words. I am filled with joy to be on this journey with you. Love you!

    • Heather says:

      It IS an incredible journey isn’t it? I am so happy that we are journeying together. Thank you so much for your encouragement! :)

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