change the kids
clean the kitchen
teach the kids
answer the phone
clean the kitchen
I’m tired. And confused. Lest you think this blogger has her life tied up neatly with a giant organized bow — I am here to remind you that I, too, have those exhausting days where I’d love to chuck the unthrowable towel in and ask for a break. (how’s that for a run-on sentence?)
The daily grind.
I want to laugh. To smile, to feel free, to sleep, to live. Yet, the daunting pile of laundry stirs agitation in my heart. The stack of schoolbooks shoved against the wall creates guilt over all that isn’t complete. There’s dishes needing to be washed, and toys to be placed in boxes–only to be dumped out again in the morning. There are bills to be paid, and things to buy. Too much for this momma to handle.
At least for tonight.
God’s mercies are new every morning. I’ve allowed overwhelm to overwhelm me. I’ve been looking at the temporary, the present — forgetting that tomorrow I’ll fold that laundry, and we’ll pick up those books, and use those dishes — and those toys? They’ll be played with. Would I want it any other way? Nope.
So I fall on my knees grateful. Even though I’ve allowed overwhelm to win for a bit. And gradually all of the anxieties of the day fade away as gratitude fills those aching places.
Thank you for letting me wake up.
I so struggle with this.
The balance between getting things done (’cause if not we are continually in chaos, out of clean underwear, surrounded by messes, etc.), and enjoying my babies, savoring God’s blessings.
I don’t have the answer. Glad to know I’m not the only one! Thanks.
That’s a beatiful photo. 🙂
I love it when you post about the sweet and simple lessons of joy and faith and love Jesus teaches you as you journey through life. Thank you so much for sharing them! You’ve reminded me, too, to be thankful for what is, in this moment.
Some days are definitely like this….but you really turned it around!
Praying right now!
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
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That was beautiful, Rachel. Sometimes I feel need to do the same. Just step back, let the Lord control your life, and thank Hm for everything He gave you.
Love in Christ,
Beautifully said, Rachel. We can give thanks in all things, you just gave us a practical example.
This lesson is going around…it is all about His Glory. Great post and wonderful reminder. Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Yes and Amen…I too have been just thanking Him for all the things I can over look…even having a mop instead of having to get down on my hands and knees. This weekend I have been giving thanks for the things that He has kept from happening…the things that could have been worse…may I learn to have a grateful heart at all times…you reminded me of some more thanks to offer up in praise!
Blessings as you raise and serve your little ones!!
excellent perspective. 🙂
i am in this same balance battle. praise the Lord for His mercies that are new EVERY morn!!!
Beautifully said! I strive every day to bring balance to my “more than I care to admit” seriously out-of-balance life. I find myself complaining more than giving thanks. Thank you for giving me this new perspective. Finding joy and being grateful for the simple things in life. That’s what I want to strive for.
The thought of the Lord being our shepherd is such great comfort! Praying!
Psalms 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
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A beautiful new perspective on the daily routine! Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!
WOW! What a beautiful reminder. I know I get sucked into the monotonous tone of routine and forget to be thankful to God for that routine, for laundry to do, for babies to change, for dinner to cook, and so on and so on.