This week has been full of obstacles, some big some small, but all the same very tiring. It is often hard to remain cheerful, full of faith and full of hope when things keep crashing in all around you. That has been my week to some extent. Between the car being down, kids riding the bus to and from school- which is never good due to problems with some kids on the bus- homework, a donation quilt that is taking all my time, a dirty house...the septic overflowing and an overabundance of rain this week making my entire house STINK- like sewage. Well wow.
We have much to be thankful for, a house over our head, bills that somehow are still getting paid- despite savings that is depleting rapidly- my husband is working hard to fix things that keep finding trouble- he nearly falls into bed every night, to drag himself out in the morning.
I pray for direction with every quilt order, I pray for direction with my children who are each having a hard time with me not "paying attention to them."
My daughter confided in me that she didn't feel that I spent any time with her, that I was always busy. I must confide in the Lord this day that I didn't spend very much time with him this week. It seemed to be a week of rush rush rush, and not much time in Quiet. I should trust that even though I have deadlines to meet that if I remember to take those few moments a day to spend in His Word that he will give them back to be full fold. This morning there was a verse on my heart.
"Be Still, and know that I am GOD" (Psalm 46:10)
I think God was reminding me that He is here, he is just waiting for me to realize and Be Still.