I am continuing to be puzzled by the “detour” my life has seemed to take the past couple of weeks. In yesterday’s post, I confessed of the horrible week I was having despite having all my plans laid out. I had so much to do. Most of it I was excited about doing the things I had planned.
I am so so thankful that my life’s current mess doesn’t contain any major sins to deal with or any major sickness or financial stress. I’m sure God could help me stand if those were to come my way today and I am so glad I have hope knowing he is there for me at anytime. Truthfully, those kinds of stress make the week I’m having right now seem like a day at the beach.
The no-frills me
If you are having a harder time that me, please don’t think I’m a whinner–which I probably could be know to do at times–because part of me getting this into the blog is to let everyone know that I’m real. We all have our problems and issues to deal with. Daily we are are confronted with emergencies like, “whoops, honey, I forgot to make that deposit at the bank!” or situations you hoped you’d never have to deal with like, “how do I tell this person their child has done this???”. You know what I mean, but if you are someone that’s going through an especially difficult time, I want you to know I’m praying for you today. I’m adding that to my prayer list from now forward. I want to pray for all those that take the time to read my little ole blog. You are special to me. That’s why I love to see it when folks comment on these pages!!! I’m getting to know some of you. Others read the comments too, so if you have a specific prayer request, please let us know!
“The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” ~Isaiah 58:11
Right now, I put in an old VHS cartoon tape for the boys to watch. I need some “me time”. Yes, I’m a believer in a Mom’s time to herself. When I need it comes at odd times. I’d like to schedule it in–like I’d love to do everything–on the calendar, but with a husband busy at his business and a baby, that will have to wait. For today, though, I’ve put in this tape so that I can come back to my bedroom while the baby sleeps and pray, read my Bible and try to get a grasp of what need to be done.
I know there are mountains of laundry to do. My 7 year-old has had a sick tummy this week along with signs of mono. So just imagine the usual laundry of seven people plus extra (and gross) laundry for him.
We use chorepacks for Titus 2 Ministries, but with my oldest two sick we have only done them in the morning. Thankfully, I’m not fretting over a messy, dirty house. Please don’t remind me that we have our 1 year-old’s birthday party in a few days!!!! AHHHH!
I could go on, but why? I’m in this current situation and I’ll get out. Been there. Done that. I have Jesus and His word to give me strength. If not for that, I’d hate to know how desperate I’d be.
Blogging here is helping. It helps me to sort out my thoughts.
Before I go, I’d like to share with you the Bible verse I literally opened my Bible to and read. I know God guided my hands to this…
Psalm 56 (ESV)
In God I Trust
1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
all day long an attacker oppresses me;
2my enemies trample on me all day long,
for many attack me proudly.
3When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
4In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?
5All day long they injure my cause;
all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6They stir up strife, they lurk;
they watch my steps,
as they have waited for my life.
7For their crime will they escape?
In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!
8You have kept count of my tossings;
put my tears in your bottle.
Are they not in your book?
9Then my enemies will turn back
in the day when I call.
This I know, that God is for me.
10In God, whose word I praise,
in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
12I must perform my vows to you, O God;
I will render thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered my soul from death,
yes, my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life.
I LOVE when God points me STRAIGHT at what He wants me to know!! Isn’t he amazing?!!!!! It’s another perk of knowing God, the one true God of the Holy Bible. But even if you don’t know him–yet–he’ll still help you I believe. Just speak to him. Talk, like you would to a friend. He is your friend, if you don’t know, but he’s God and none of us can fathom just how GREAT He is!!! Really, talk to him. It’s called prayer and I know he’d love to hear from you. Even though He already know what you are thinking and what you are going to say to Him, just let your talk flow….speak from your heart.
Now, speaking from my heart, I may not be King David being seized by the Philistines(as was David when he wrote this), but I’m a woman whose thoughts and physical strenth are being sought by Satan. With a gracious God that I can call to at anytime, I will get through this. It’s just been a few rough days and I can see the light coming. When a good day finally comes, it will be so so SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Good!!! I love good days!!!
Thanks for letting me vent! I know this has been a little long today……I’m gonna go and get some more time for myself. Why don’t you do the same?
Until the next time,