Today was a little rough. And by a little, I really mean a lot. There was a sick child, financial issues, my scheduled weekly dose of interaction with passive aggressiveness, a child that “knows way more than me,” a husband out of town, a friend in need of medical assurance and a missed hot yoga class. Whew! Was that complaining? While all this was going on, I tried to make sure I didn’t complain and occasionally chastised myself for complaining and then chastised myself for chastising myself.
Oh no! The wheels of my efforts have come off!
But somewhere in the mist of this circus, His Word erupts from my heart.
2 Chronicles 20:15 New International Version (NIV)
‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
These calm me. They give me peace and direction. Hopefully, for you as well.
Be well, Beloved. Be well.