Sunday, September 11, 2011

I am thankful

I have to say, there have been quite a few little things "go wrong" in the past few days that have made our day to day life different and crazy. As a direct and indirect result of everything, Joel and I have only gotten 4 hours of sleep for the past couple of days, Noah is running around the house without a diaper on, we will have to run extra laundry every day for at least a week, a couch has been destroyed, and I am sick. But what I've noticed is that we are still so obviously blessed and taken care of. It all piles up and adds interesting challenges (a few that I could not figure out in order to get out of the house today), but I can't say "why me?" (as if I'm being singles out) because right next to the challenges, I still see blessings. I thank God for my beautiful family, our home, food on the table, the challenges that are piled on, and the unnecessary and unexpected blessings. May it all be for the glory of God!

Before all this happened, I read and shared with my Bible Study Psalm 139 and specifically 139:23-24

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."

Did I get anxious? yes. Have to apologize for things? yes. I didn't say "why me?", but I did say "I don't know what to do next" from being overwhelmed.

Last year, my husband gave me my favorite coffee mug and on it is probably my favorite verse. Any time I start getting anxious, or start saying "what next?", I grab my cup (preferably with coffee in it) and let out a sigh (audible or not) as I read the verse.

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him..."

I loved using this coffee cup the past couple of late night while I sat for hours while Joel combed through my hair for lice. That part of the verse serves as a wonderful reminder and statement of trust, but there is more to this beautiful verse!

"... and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." Psalm 28:7


He helps me in so many unexpected ways. I am in awe of God!

1 comment:

  1. "The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." Psalm 29:11




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