Do you ever have those days where things just keep going wrong?
And then, at a certain point, the level of “wrongness” is so disproportionate that instead of being overwhelming the pile-up of problems become ironic. Almost humorous?
That was my yesterday. From the truck stalling, to AAA not being able to find our insurance information, to my vacuum blowing up (ha ha ha — not really blowing up but the motor burning out with half a room
waiting needing to be vacuumed), to finding my boys stash of small pepper stems behind the couch, to the fridge motor icing up causing me to take everything out of the freezer and defrost, to getting late to ballet, to not checking one thing off my homeschool list, to finding out that Chloe MUST have braces as it’s a functional problem and not just cosmetic, to finding out I have to go back to the dentist for several kiddos to get cavities filled, to the printer rejecting the ink-cartridge at 10:50pm when Hannah has a paper she needed printed for her class in the morning, to well, you get the picture. A mega dose of – if it could go wrongs – handed over to a tired momma.
I’ll figure those hard things out — with the Lord’s help I’ll have grace and patience and hope. Rocky seasons remind me of the joy in good times, and like I’ve been writing, are helping me see the everyday beauty. Like this morning. My two oldest boys wrestling and laughing in the living room. Samuel eating (yes eating) a gluten free pancake from Trader Joe’s. My new header, designed by my Hannah, as a gift to encourage me. The fact, that hopefully, the truck just needs a new battery. (Oh, I hope it’s just that……) To sweet Chloe’s kind words in the morning. Or my moment of brilliance when I reminded the boys to dump the huge box of legos on a blanket so that we can clean them easier.
I have this devotional – Streams in the Desert by L.B.Cowman – that was given to me when Todd was undergoing cancer treatments. I’ve pulled it out, dusted the cover, and begun rereading the pages. This is today’s verse:
No you can’t…but He can…and will. Today is new 🙂 I’m still praying for you, covering you in His love.
In the shadow of His hand he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.
Love this verse! Thank you for reminding me of this today-we are so blessed that each day is a new day-full of His mercy and grace.
Praying for you today-praying that maybe you can wear your slippers a bit and relax (smile)
giving thank for things like gluten free pancakes!
Praying for a kind word, a hug, a smile, just for peace for today and what it might bring and for a new battery.:)
Praying that today is just a wonderful day.
You have such a wonderful attitude-thanks for sharing and for praising Him in the midst of the storm. I often get wrapped up in the rage of the storm and forget that-too often letting it all get me down instead of letting GOD lift me up.
Hope today is a blessed day.
Love the new header. And no, we can’t ever do it by ourselves….only by His grace…
Carry on sweet friend knowing that many are holding your arms at this time.
Oh, and love Streams in the Desert. It was my devotional for the better half of last year.
Praising God with you for new days. Remembering to only keep our eyes on today. 🙂
Your new header is beautiful. Your days….oh those hard days can be nothing compared to a few days ago but so wonderful you can laugh, smile, giggle even. Still praising the Lord for Samuel’s health and that he can eat itty bitty pancakes 🙂
You are a continued source of encouragement to me Rachel. Even in this season that you are in, the Lord continues to use to bring hope and healing to others. Praying for you!
I love how you think! We all have these really rough times that we have to go through but if we can go through them and come out of them learning and growing in Him, then they are worth it!
Praying for you and that the truck just needs a new battery.
What a great book. It’s really an amazing thing to think that we can have such joy in the midst of adversity. You remind me of this everyday. I agree, laughter can make crazy hard days a bit easier. And you my friend had a crazy hard day, indeed. Most women would feel like they deserve a spa treatment or something after a day like that… Instead you are praising God for the beautiful moments of today! That’s why you’re my hero!
Praying that it’s just the battery! Hoping your day today is less eventful. : ) Praying even more for Samuel and all of you!
The new header is gorgeous, what a sweet Hannah you have! Her talent never ceases to amaze me!
i so enjoy you blog! THank you for your honest life, lived for Christ.
thank you so much for linking up! and thank you for your honesty.
You are SO encouraging and inspiring to me, Rachel.
Praying so much for all of you! Hugs.