"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our Lord stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

29 January 2006

Having a Bad Week

It’s been a busy week and I’ve been too busy to write. I really enjoy posting to my blog but it has to take a back seat to the more important things in life – my husband, my children, my job and most importantly, my God. I’ll pause for a moment to let my husband snicker as he sees himself in that list.

The truth is, the more important things in my life aren’t always the things I want to spend my time on. Sometimes I have to force myself to stay focused on the responsibilities to which the Lord has called me. Some days I am selfish and want to do the things I want to do. Some days I want to hide under the covers and hope no one can find me.

This week was a battle for me. The things I wanted to spend time on had to take second priority to the things I needed to spend time on. I spent my time on the right things, but I did them begrudgingly. That’s not glorifying God.

These are the times though that once I get past the rough spot, I am amazed by God’s grace. Despite my “bad attitude”, God’s love and mercy are still there for me.

I thank the Lord that he is faithful in all things. Even though I often fail my husband and children, the Lord never fails me. He loves me despite my imperfections. He understands my weaknesses and is willing and able to help me if I ask. He is never too busy for me.


eph2810 said...

Ah yes - His grace and mercy are so amazing to me sometimes, but I know that He gives to me freely and every single day...:)

Carol said...

Amen and amen.

You know, I sometimes wonder why I can't just get my will lined up with His all the time. It's like I do it for a while, then I get cocky again and want to do things my way for a while. You'd think I'd have learned by now.

Carrie said...

I too fall back on my own ways, but at least as the years go by my times of following my own will last for shorter periods of time. I hope the Lord likes the "two step" b/c for me it always feels like two steps forward, one step back.

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