Change…what a miserable little six letters! As some of you know the last 2 years have been major life change for us. More specifically, the last 2 months have been major life change. We moved about two weeks ago, and are still trying to get unpacked and the boys all adjusted. And in the midst of all of that we made the decision as a family that I would start to home school our three boys (ages 2, almost 4, and 5) this fall.
Lots of things are changing. Our priorities, our routine, our discipline, eating at the table instead of the couch, trying not to lose 8 sippy cups a day, potty training, losing weight, eating organic…..you know, the usual mom stuff. Then I start looking just a tad bit outside of my mommy box and sneak 2 minutes of the news just to see shootings, and bombings, and laws being passed, and government scandals all taking place and it just begs to steal my joy away. And I saw all of that in just two minutes! I will never know how people can watch hours of news shows. I just can’t do it. Call me an irresponsible citizen if you want, but my heart just can not take it.
With so much change in just about every corner of my life it doesn’t take long to add up and start consuming me and overwhelming me. I can’t keep up. I can’t slow down. I just want to breathe!
And then I get a night like tonight. The kids were asleep by 8 and the hubs is downstairs working on a project. And here I sit on the bed with a rare moment of peace and quiet. I have to be honest, this rarely happens in our household and it caught me a little off guard. I think i sat here for about 30 minutes without a thought in my head, just completely fried. You have had those times right? I know I can’t be the only one.
As I got on the computer and started checking off emails and thinking about my to-do list for tomorrow that overwhelmed feeling started creeping over me again. Almost instantly the verse came into my mind:
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Ps. 90:14
Did you hear that? Maybe you should read it again…..go ahead, I will wait…..His love is STEADFAST! It does not change! In everything that is so crazy in this world, in the midst of sippy cups, bombings, high-fructose corn syrup, international peace violations, cheerio-filled couches, and extra 5lbs (okay 20) and grey hairs our Heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is our constant. When my world is wobbly, He is unwavering.
“My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior– from violence you save me.” 2 Samuel 22:3
No matter where you are tonight or what overwhelms your soul, I pray that you will find rest in knowing our God is right there beside you. He is our refuge and our rock. He sees your heart and your worry and your fear, and He hears your prayers to Him. Find peace in knowing that believe it or not, it’s all part of the plan. (I apologize….but that was straight up a quote from Agent Oso – too much Disney Jr……sorry).
You, my friend, are held in the strong hand of the Almighty Creator of the universe, and NOTHING can pluck you from that. If you can’t find a comfort in knowing that, then we need to have coffee. 🙂