Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Falling on His grace

Do you ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right, but you can't really put your finger on what's wrong?  That was my day yesterday.  Maybe it was the weather.  Maybe I still need more sleep after the weekend.  Maybe it was the fact that I had to wear the same pair of socks two days in a row because I really needed to do laundry that badly...(did I just admit that online?)

Whatever it was, it felt like the kids and I were miserable all day long.  Or maybe I was just miserable, and it rubbed off on them.  Who knows?  But Kaylee was still cranky from getting over her fever -- she seems better now thankfully.  Reuben and I kept arguing over everything -- my three-year-old tries to reason with brain can't keep up with the kid.  And it was too cold and yucky to go outside and blow off steam at the park.


I am so thankful that we have a gracious God that we can turn to at the end of it all.  I am so thankful that He gives us new mornings and puts our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.  I am so thankful that He has His hand on my children, so that on days when I screw up, it doesn't necessarily mean my children will be irrevocably screwed up for life (I hope and pray).

And I am so thankful to know that He will give me the strength to get through this new day, even though a thunderstorm woke me up at 1:30AM and went on for at least an hour and a half, leaving me feeling not a whole lot more rested then I did yesterday. 

But today will be different from yesterday.  Today is a new day.  And today, I am choosing to keep my focus on Him, and not on all the little things that drive me crazy.

Today, I focus on His grace.

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Cor 9:8

1 comment:

Jen said...

Ahhh arguing with a three year old. Been doing that for about two years now - how did our kids get smarter than us already?? Hope today is better for you!

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