It seems in the last couple of months life has been like a hurricane around me. There have been so many things going on here pushing and shoving me in so many different directions that at times I have felt lost and without direction. It has been taking so much just to stay afloat that I haven’t been able to sail like I want/need to. So many big decisions, so many curve balls, the year anniversary of my moms unexpected death, preparing myself mentally for Shane’s deployment, just a lot of stuff!!
My quiet time has been rushed, my sleep time has been short, my family time has been busy, and finally I think my mind and body said “enough”. Sunday night I just felt sick, my heart felt sick, my head felt fuzzy, I just didn’t feel well, which isn’t normal for me. Yesterday, I got out of bed feeling the same way, rushed through my quiet time, we needed to get breakfast done, school started, and Ella would be here soon. Needless to say, by afternoon, I was feeling shot, exhausted, no energy at all. I even took a short nap (way out of character for me).
Our church was having a special praise and worship night which we had planned to attend. The kids were all excited about it, and even though I really just wanted to go to bed, I said we are going, not gonna miss this!!
The first song began to play, my hands went up, and I could just feel the presence of Jesus, wrapping me in His arms and loving me. As song after song played, and tear after tear fell, I could just feel Him taking all the junk and reminding me how much easier it all is when I give it to Him. Reminding me that I am not Wonder Woman, and that the only one who expects that of me is ME!!
Nothing I didn’t already know, just a friendly reminder that I desperately needed!! A healing/refreshing of my heart, soul, and mind!!
JUST WHAT I NEEDED!!
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I came home with a song in my heart and the JOY of hearing a beautiful song stuck in my kids heads that they keep singing over and over - I LOVE IT!!
Don’t forget tomorrow is Why I Count it all Joy Wednesday!! Grab my button, make your list, it doesn’t have to be long, one thing, one hundred things, it doesn’t matter, just find your JOY and come back and link up so you can share it with us. Remember JOY is contagious!!
Counting it ALL Joy!!