“Be still and know that I am with you.” - Psalm 46:10
This week has been rough, like really rough. It’s not been any one big thing, but rather 15 million little things. Between work and feeling like I’m not good enough, to the mountains to do at home, to my puppy, Izzy, knocking over my first homemade meal of the week, I am exhausted, frustrated and fed up.
This is not the first or even the five hundredth time I’ve battled this stuff and I’m sure you guys can relate to the the struggle of this crazy thing we call life.
What I’ve been working on is my reaction to certain situations. When I am questioned or criticized or challenged or even just tired, what do I do? To be honest, I usually run. Or get angry. Or pout. Or on the really big ones, I do all of the above. Anything I can possibly do to let God know I am NOT a fan of the situation I’m in.
The reminder that I have to give myself daily is... I AM NOT ALONE.
God is there in my moments of anger, frustration, impatience, or weakness. I don’t have to handle this on my own. Faith is trusting God even when you don’t understand His plan.
So this week I’m going to trust that God has a plan bigger than me. And, I’m going to let God do His job because I’m finding I’m extremely under qualified!
I ask You: "How many times will You pick me up,
When I keep on letting You down?
And each time I will fall short of Your glory,
How far will forgiveness abound?"
And You answer: " My child, I love you.
And as long as you're seeking My face,
You'll walk in the power of My daily sufficient grace."
- from "Grace" by Laura Story
My name is Lynn Pauley. I'm just a normal woman, with normal struggles. Any success I've found comes from following the Scriptures. I'll update this blog as time and inspiration permit.