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Ask #SkinishMom – Where is God in a Parent’s Darkest Hour?

God in Parents Darkest HourThat’s difficult. Hypocritical to answer if I have not been through the darkest hour. So, I asked MarcieMom:

MarcieMom: There was one night I remembered – one night after many months of waking up in the middle of the night for 2-4 hours to wipe my baby’s skin with chlorhexidine, moisturize again, change new PJs, feed a snack and prep for bedtime all over again. On this one night, the day had been very bad. I had to hold my baby’s hands almost throughout the day, the stress of not taking a second off and feeling alone.

Feeling that God had turned his back on my baby.

Wondering why God had intended for my baby to suffer.

There was no answer.

Yet, in some way, God answered. Within about 2 months, Marcie was tested not allergic to anything and responded well to treatment.

Within 6 months, I started EczemaBlues to help other parents.

Where is God in my darkest hour? He was with me – I did not feel it then but my spouse stood by me and we pulled through.

Bible verses for you to hang onto during dark times:

John 14:1 – Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 – So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

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