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  1. This is such an insightful post. I was a mother for many years before I realized that many of my daughter’s outbursts through her adolescent years were not her call for me to fix anything, but simply to validate her feelings…of anger, sadness, frustration. In a similar way when/if we go to God with such feelings of our own, we will experience the calming balm in His presence. Thank you for this and for your blog. I look forward to each post.

  2. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get four emails
    with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from
    that service? Bless you!

  3. for some reason this came into mh inbox today, almost a year on… completely and utterly a timely word from God. My world has gone (temporarily I hope!) mad – and yet I know, sense, trust that God is sitting in the madness with me. As of now, I’ll stop asking Him to solve it and simply rest in His presence while it all happens.

  4. Thanks for sharing, Hope! It’s amazing how God can surprise us through simple messages. It takes a lot for me to be okay with the “sitting” rather than the avoiding or solving.

  5. currently it seems almost impossible to sit with myself, the “negative” feelings are so strong. The one anchor which holds me together is the knowledge that God is sitting right beside me – and that He sits right beside the _real_ me, the one which is feeling all these feelings which I was brought up to view a fundamentally wrong.
    Ignatian spirituality has begun to teach me that _all_ our feelings are God-given…

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