The change in schedule has brought a little reprieve from the daily grind. Our brief hiatus from the normal routine has made me think less about the stresses that go with it.
Until this morning.
I woke up worried about money and my son finding a job and how in the world I'll accomplish everything I want to.
It solidified my theme word for this year--FOCUS. Only six hours into the new year and already Satan's tried to distract me. Oh brother. 2009 could be tough.
Lucky for me, God doesn't leave me hanging. He reminded me this morning He's got it handled.
Be still and know that I am God...
I try, but sometimes I lose sight and feel like He's not answered the prayers, that He's letting us flounder along.
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
God has been good to me, very good. I can let Satan rob my joy or I can persevere in hope, believing God will take care of my family.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
We can do this, friends. We can press on in confidence.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Happy New Year!