Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just Don't Give Up

Lately I have been a little out of sorts so to speak. Can't put my finger on it but I'm sure it has to do with lots of changes and my future hanging in the balance with school and waiting to find out what direction God is going to allow me to go in with that. Things are just different around here lately and my husband and I are trying to adjust while helping our kids adjust and my mind has been a little overcrowded. Wait...I think overcrowded is a total understatement. Tonight in the shower I had been in there for probably 15 minutes and seriously could not remember what I had done. Like I didn't remember washing my hair but I could smell the shampoo in it but I never could figure out if I had actually washed my body so I just did it again just in case:) The other day I went to throw a freshly opened quart of ice cream in the trash can instead of putting it in the freezer. Things like that are starting to make me feel like I am going over the edge.
Tegan has been here and there with his behavior lately. One day he is a sweet little angel and the next he has that little red devil setting on his shoulder helping him make every move. When he gets in trouble he always has the ability to show his sweet kind heart. Tonight after pouring a full cup of bath water in the bathroom floor I was aggravated. I didn't yell or scream but yet just started cleaning it up and said "I just don't know what I am going to do with you". Tegan gave me the perfect response "Just don't give up Mommy". He said this with a huge smile on his face and a little giggle afterwards. A moment that makes all the ups, downs, and stresses in life seem so minor. A moment that felt like it was whispered straight in to his ear for his precious mouth to relay to me. I'm down, worried, stressed, aggravated with some things right now but when I least expect it God literally tells me to Just Don't Give Up!!!

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 5:14-15

1 comment:

  1. That is one of my favorite verses. Thanks for the reminder to lean on God, and not give up hope for the good days He has in store for us. I prayed for you this morning that you would not only remember to shampoo, condition, and bathe, but to give you a few extra minutes to shave your legs - you deserve it! I send my love to your family.