Thursday, May 12, 2011

Frustration!

Frustration. That is what describes my past month. Not necessarily about writing, just everything in general. Life, work, health, sleep, weather and so on.

In my personal life, there are some issues that have been causing quite a bit of anxiety on my party and I could really use your prayers. Reading in God’s word has been a great blessing. I read a blog posting earlier this week that really helped to put everything into perspective. It gave me some good scripture points to look up and helped me to realize that I need to bring this issue before God and focus on Him.

At work, we are so busy. That could definitely be an understatement. Everyone is working overtime which leaves little time for much else in the evenings. So, everything that you need to do at home? All crammed into the 2 days you have off. I’m very thankful for my job and love what I do, so no complaints there at all. It will be a nice break though when everything gets back to some semblance of order.

My health? In the big picture, good. It’s just this little cold keeps hanging on. <cough, cough> My poor son got this cold a couple days before his birthday. A week later, I had it. A couple more days, my husband had it. Unfortunate for my husband, his went to bronchitis. My son and I were spared that. However, it lasts forever!  My son is now at the 4 week point when symptoms appeared and he’s down to just a few coughs a day. I still sound congested and have quite a bit of a cough. <cough, cough> My husband is in the same boat, but a little worse than me. I will be happy to be completely over this soon.

Since we have had one of the rainiest April’s on record, we haven’t gotten out much. The few days we had sun – sicker than dogs! There have been a few days in a row this week with no rain! But we’re all sick and are still limiting our outdoor time. We do know the continuous days of nice weather are coming though.

So, frustration is definitely how I’ve been feeling over the past month. Yes, I have complained and possibly whined a little, too. But above all this, I’m so thankful to my God for everything. Even though we have issues at home, He has promised he will provide for our needs. Even though I’m overloaded with work, I’m so amazingly grateful to have a good job. Even though I’m experiencing a long lasting cold, I’m overall in good health.

There are so many things to be thankful for and the list could go on and on… for all of us. Just remember during those times when things aren’t going the way you’d like, He is working it out and we are loved. 

Romans 8:28, 37-39
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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