>> Monday, September 27, 2010
Everywhere I turn, people are pregnant. Everywhere. Some are just popping, some are just announcing, some are just growing. But they are everywhere.
And I am not.
Sometimes it is hard to watch people that are wasteful, irresponsible, and undeserving, prosper. We work really hard. We don't have the latest and greatest. We don't go on vacations. We are (for the most part) responsible with our money, diligent in our tithing, and faithful with our responsibilities.
We are blessed. I know that. But it is hard to see others receive blessings, or bailouts when they don't deserve it.
I try to keep a positive attitude. Try to find the silver lining. But sometimes, just sometimes..........I sulk. Real good. Pout it out.
Tonight, I was sulking. Pouting. Complaining to God. And pouting.
The girls and I took a fast trip to Target to get a few things (including a pregnancy test, and some chocolate, just in case). On the way there, a woman driver got very impatient with the person in front of her, and decided to jerk her car and go around, erratically. Except, we were in the lane next to her. So she swerved and jerked, and I slammed and honked. And swerved. We barely missed what could have been a very bad accident.
And then, it hit me.
I heard that still, small voice. Speak to me.
You may not get everything that you want (or deserve) but think about all of the things that I do that you do not see. Think of all the blessings that you have already. Think of all of the misfortunes, accidents, etc that I save you from. You are blessed.
And then, I got it.
I may not get everything I want. I may not even get what I feel should be compensation for our diligence, faithfulness, and responsibility. But He still takes care of us. He still blesses us in other ways.
Tonight, these are some of the posts that flooded my Facebook feed.
Oh, how He loves you and me.
Noel Rusk Culbertson and let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. gal 6:9
Ali-Clayton Sandoval Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." -Isa. 30:21
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
Standing on HIS truth today! I know where my help comes from!!!
Oswald Chambers wrote that God doesn't promise deliverance from trouble; he promises deliverance in trouble. " ~Somewhere More Holy, Tony Woodlief