Monday, March 13, 2006

Spring showers already??

Ho, hum. I should have seen this coming! I blog about how "spring is coming" and how good I feel in the Lord and of course something would happen! I should have seen it coming! You don't post your faith for the world to see (or at least the two or three of you reading my blog!) and not expect the enemy to balk! You'd think I would've learned that by now!

What is the thing that "gets your goat"? How does the enemy get to you and try to bring you down? I'd like to know what it is for you! I'll pray for you!

For me, it is never the big stuff! I've been through rough times in marriage, losing jobs, losing homes, difficult pregnancies, financial difficulties, family issues, my best friend losing her 3yr old son to an impaired driver and then getting breast cancer less than 2 yrs later... Those things usually bring me closer to God and even more determine to fight in my faith!

It's the little things that get me! And this is the BIGGEST little thing for me! My Candy Man is sick! The poor boy got sick Saturday night and hasn't kept anything down since. His face is sunken in, dark circles under his eyes, lips cracked and dry - he doesn't even look himself, he's so puny! We must get fluids in him tonight, or he'll be put in the hospital tomorrow.


Why does my kid's getting sick get me down so much?

1. It gets us off our routine (I'm all about the schedule, maybe too much...)

2. I can't leave the house (not that it was in the plans today anyway...)

3. I feel helpless as a mom to provide relief for them! (Mommy, make it better!)

4. I feel neglectful towards each of my children. (How can I hold the bowl for the sick one, make a snack for the toddler and play a game with the oldest one all at the same time?

5. It brings up feelings of resentment towards my honey {Why can't he come home from work and rescue me? (which really means clean up the puke, and go get the medicine and popsicles that are so badly needed...)}

6. It gives me no opportunity to spend time with the Lord (except for those 'pop corn' prayers that you pop up there. You know, "God, please help me!")


As I write these reasons, the Lord speaks to me! (not audibly, of course) He says:

1. Your routine? I made you! I'm shaking you up a bit! This day, this is what I wanted for you. I allowed this.

2. Can't leave the house? This is what I've called you for - to make disciples of those little ones in your home. Where would you go?

3. I am God! I will provide relief for him. He is in my Hands and you can trust Me.

4. I'm not asking you to do it all! Who told you that was the perfect mom? Why are you trying to be that? Only one thing is important...

5. I will not let him "rescue you"! You learn to run to Me, to rely on Me, to trust in Me. Let ME rescue you!

6. No opportunity, huh? But you had time to blog???

Gotta go...

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Poor little guy! God makes some good points! haha!

Peach said...

I go along with all that God said except the last one -- "There is therefore now no condemnation . . . " He knows you need a tiny break every once in awhile. Praying for the Candy Man. Hope you have avoided the hospital visit, sweetie.

Tennessee Mama said...

You know, God didn't say that, did He? I realized it soon after I posted that message when I tried to have the quiet time and it was constantly interrupted! Thanks for pointing it out to me!

Candy Man is still home. Quite puny still though. He's eaten very little today (2 crackers & some applesauce), but has gotten plenty of fluids down (yea!). It is so sad when the "Candy Man can't".

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