Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Monday, April 18, 2011

Life is Tough Good

Life is good.
I mean today I am saying that.
A few days ago I wanted to move away
or maybe just go on a long vacation.

Then... I listened to the Holy Spirit draw me back to reality,
to hearing the truth,
I like life again.

It's tough raising a teenager who is controlled some days by hormones,
other days by the weather,
and perhaps if I'm lucky by a rational mind that realizes I am on his side.

It's tough being a 36-year-old grandmother who has her 17-year-old and his wife and baby living with her.

It's tough being a wife. It's tough being married to a self-employed man.

It's tough having to work outside the home when for 17 years you worked your dream job as a stay at home mom.

But ya know what?
When I hand the burden of this tough life over to the Lord, it's not so bad.
My perspective seems to switch,
the burden becomes lighter
and I can type things like I did today:
Life is good.

Matthew 11:28-30 (New American Standard Bible)
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."


Kristin said...

I totally needed that message today. It was a very rough day.

Superhero Mom said...

I can relate too..beleive it or not. I sense a change of season in my life approaching very rapidly as well. Nervous, but excited about it at the same time.


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