Michelle Duggar Clings to Faith After '19 Kids and Counting' Gets Axed

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Michelle Duggar is clinging to her faith even more than usual these days, in light of TLC's cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting. The mom of 19 is a devout Christian, but Christians have their struggles, too.

Via the Duggar Family website, Michelle Duggar shared her feelings, noting that other mothers no doubt feel the same during their own struggles.

It was 1:00 AM in the morning as I stood folding laundry with tears streaming down my cheeks. Feelings of being overwhelmed flooded my mind. I cried aloud, "LORD I NEED YOUR HELP, I can't do it all! I feel so inadequate! Diapers, dishes, laundry, meals, cleanup, school lessons, baths, hugs, kisses, correction..." My list seemed to go on and on.

Then it was as if a still small voice said, "Michelle, it's easy to praise ME when things are going good, but are you willing to praise ME now?" Immediately the scripture that says, "Offer up a sacrifice of praise", came to mind.

I said, "OK Lord, I will praise you even now! It really is a sacrifice!" So through the tears I began to sing, "The joy of the Lord is my strength". In my heart there was a release as if a burden had been lifted. I finished the laundry at 2 AM and went to bed.

Days later, I was at our piano teacher's home (at 7 AM) trying to catch up on paperwork while the children were taking their lessons. Instead, I kept drifting off to sleep! The teacher noticed and asked, "Are you OK?" I replied, "I'm fine, I'm just tired. I was up late finishing laundry."

As we talked more she said that she actually enjoyed doing laundry and that she would be glad to come and help me! That weekend when she arrived we had mountains of dirty laundry, and when she left we had nice, neat, orderly stacks of clean laundry! For 12 years now, our piano teacher, whom we consider a part of our family and loving call "NaNa" has faithfully come (now twice a week) to help us with laundry! GOD sent "An angel" in answer to my cry for help.

He is faithful to hear the humble cries of his children. "Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up." God lifted my burden (literally mountains of laundry!) and freed me to meet the more urgent needs of my family. "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory..."

Michelle Duggar has learned something every mom needs to learn. t's okay to ask for and/or accept help. In these weeks since the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal hit the media, Michelle Duggar has been pushed and pulled in countless directions. Just because she's a reality TV star doesn't mean she's without feelings and frustrations. Not only has their family taken a huge hit financially, they've been ostracized in the media. Michelle Duggar is feeling a lot of pain.

Even those who feel the Duggar family is getting their due need to stop and think about the human side to this situation. No mother is without fault. Even if Michelle Duggar and her husband Jim Bob didn't handle their son's situation properly, they're still human beings.

Hopefully Michelle Duggar and the rest of the 19 Kids and Counting family will continue clinging to their faith in the weeks to come.

Who knows what's in store for the Duggar family in the coming days?

Do you expect they will ever return to TV?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.