Yesterday, specifically, it seemed that nothing would go right. From the moment we got up. We had slept in (cuz we haven't been sleeping through the night), piles of laundry/paperwork/things due, yada yada yada. Then ...
I lost the van keys.
If any of you have ever been on the receiving end of this phone call from me, "So, I don't think we can meet today. I, uh, cannot seem to find my keys..." I am so sorry. I thought that w
As I was completely wound up and frustrated, having no solution to fix this problem on my hands, we had no other option except to cancel our day's plans and stay home (and hopefully find those keys!). Judah was tired, so I put him down for a nap. I was mentally exhausted, so went to my bedroom to lay down and read.
It was then that I read this:
His love for us is a lot bigger than our love for us. (Romans 5:6-11 see below)
Wow. Did that ton of bricks ever hit me good.
In those moments, I was SO frustrated with myself that I could not love myself. For the things I did do, couldn't do, didn't feel capable of, etc. Yet, here was God ... still telling me that He loves me way more than I could ever love myself. Talk about hearing what I needed to hear.
I pray this thought is as sweet (and special) to you as it is to me. It'll change your immediate circumstance/perspective instantly - guaranteed. Receive it today.
"...and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received reconciliation."
pic pix: some wild flowers in K-Country, Kananaskis, Aug.2013