For as terrible as a weekend I've had, I'm feeling so blessed and encouraged this morning. :)
My sister basically disowned me and is in a severely emotionally abusive relationship with her boyfriend. Apparently, they are engaged, which I found out from a friend because Anna blocked me from her facebook page. I'm 13 hours away from home and feel hopeless in the situation. When I went to call my mom to get clarification about this new piece of information, I found out that my phone has been shut off because the guy my sister is apparently engaged to racked our phone bill up to $1000!(Yes, he's on our plan. Why? because my sister threatened to kill herself if she didn't have a way to talk to him.) And I'm waiting to hear back from interviews about potential jobs. Now, they have no way to get a hold of me and I have no way to get a hold of anyone at home because we don't have a land line anymore and my sister blocked me from her facebook and doesn't check her e-mail. It's just a mess. On top of all of this, I've been extremely emotional lately, so my poor roommates have to deal with me crying pretty much all the time, lol. AND I developed a cold pretty much over night, so I'm all stuffed up and have a sore throat.
Even though this is a mess of a situation and I've felt completely hopeless, I will not let the enemy defeat me. I know that the Lord has this situation in His hands and He knows what He is doing. I'm so thankful for the people in my life who are helping me to be strong in this situation. I had a wonderful time with the Lord this morning reading about His promises to keep me and strengthen me in His love. And all of the blogs that I'm subscribed to posted encouraging words and scriptures about the same thing. :) God really knows what He's doing. I'm so thankful to have Him to lean on through the trials. I pray that Anna will eventually realize the same thing and that he eyes will be open to what real love is.
Now I have to write a paper for my class tonight... It's extremely hard to be motivated when you only have the class one night a week. I still need to get in the swing of things with this whole grad school situation. It's a good thing and I'm so happy to be where I am.