I realize that many times on my blog I am only sitting down to write when I feel good and life is great and God is teaching me something cool. What’s the point of sharing about the rough days? Just sounds like complaining! But…that is not sharing the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Today has been a rough day so far, and it is great to know that I can share it, have my mind renewed with truth from the Word and the Lord, and move on!
It’s nothing big, just all these little things, like last night I got in bed early and couldn’t sleep for at least 2 and a half hours. I had a horrible headache and just felt miserable. Then when I got up this morning, I got on the scale and after about 10 weeks of exercising 45 minutes 5 days a week and being wise and self-controlled in my eating, found that I still weigh exactly the same weight. I went out for a walk and the scariest, fattest, growliest dog on my road was not in his pen and came tearing across his yard to me while his owner screamed at him. I’m afraid of dogs in the first place, and all I could do was whimper, “God, please protect me. God, please protect me.” I really was terrified, and thankfully the dog stopped at the edge of his yard. I was so angry and unfortunately had to spend the rest of my walk processing through what happened and discussing with myself whether or not I should go past that house ever again…and coming up with ugly threats if I ever got to speak with that owner, which I do plan on doing, minus the threats.
Then I come in the house to my sweet girls and their beautiful mess…but the mess really lies in the dust and dirt and dishes that has little to do with them. I’ve already gotten a lot of that cleaned, and I am so thankful just to have a house, but sometimes the constantness (making up words here) of keeping my house decent wears on me. Especially when I have my darling husband who piles stuff up in corners to collect dust and NEVER get put away…and then when he needs whatever he piled somewhere, he doesn’t know where it is…and if I moved it, I’m responsible for where I put it and with the sheer amount of these objects I’m talking about, seriously, how can I remember? Plus, our house has some issues (like leaks in the basement and projects from a year and a half ago that never got finished yet the materials to finish the projects lay in piles inside my house). I am telling you, if a dump truck magically appeared at my house with 2 guys capable of carrying out stuff…
Okay, enough. Back to doing what I need to do, and at this very moment I am turning on some worship music and letting God do His magic in me! His mercies are new every morning! He is my Portion! He is my Joy! Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits!!!!! We will conquer the dust and the aggravation with praise!