Perspective....

Friday, January 13, 2012
Do you ever find yourself in a "woe of me" state of mind....times are tough, you are in the midst of a trial of sorts and you think, when the will the "with morning, joy will come".  I think sometimes it is about perspective.  Today,I got one of those slap in the face, focus on what you do have moments, a kind of swift kick in the behind (and frankly I needed it)....Vera has been not sleeping at all and has generally been challenging, making our life just a little more chaotic than "I would like".  But then I got news today that a former co-worker gave birth to her beautiful baby girl with no heartbeat.  Their daughter went home to be with Jesus before they even got to see her smile, laugh, or cry.  AND it hit me - Erin you have 2 beautiful happy healthy adorable children whom you prayed for and God generously gave you.  Yes times are challenging, yes this is shaping you into the woman God's called you to be and yes you need to ask for help, dig deep for the spiritual gifts God's given you but do not for 1 second feel sorry for yourself - because you have so much to be thankful for.  At that moment my perspective changed....do you ever have those moments, where God just shakes you and says "it is going to be fine, pick yourself up, pray and give thanks"?

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to the Lord and the peace which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

He doesn't promise quick fixes for the trials of our life but he does ask us to confess it and praise him in the storm - I surely will give him thanks for all I do have!!!  And pray for a family that has lost so much today....
1 comment on "Perspective...."
  1. I am so so sorry for the loss of your friend!! We will be praying for them.
    Be praying for you too even though you know what a blessing your kids are, going without sleep is so hard!!

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