"Yet I still dare to hope.."
The past month has been filled with some very stressful situations and those stressful situations seemed to have spilled out into our family. My husnabd and I talked about how we are dealing with the stresses we are facing and realizing that we need to learn to handle stress in a new and better way. I don't know about you but when my kids aren't doing well and I see that the reason is a result of the way I have been reacting/responding to them it goes deep into that Mommy spot. My heart has been heavy for the past few days and I have shared some tears as I have talked with the Lord about all this. Sometimes I allow myself to give excuses to my behavior because of the stress however truth is it only produces negative results that bring more stress or disappointment etc.
I read this statement today "STAND in the midst of the junk". I love it! Hardship is ineviatble and often unavoidable and so instead of trying to hide from it or to make it go away etc, I will STAND in the midst of the junk and trust that God is working behind the scenes to clear the way. (Eph. 6:13)
"Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! ..his mercies begin a fresh each morning." Lam. 3:22,23
|Topkapa Palace in Istanbul|
So today I dare to hope and instead of looking for an answser in myself I turn my face toward the living God this new day and ask for his help and wait quietly and peacefully for that help to come.