I heard this song on Brandon Heath’s Pandora station and all but fell apart on the inside.
Between our adoption/fostering process being the most difficult situation and school starting – I am completely worn out.
Physically, emotionally, and mentally.
But, I see God’s grace in so many ways in every area I know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I just have to get there.
I hear His voice guiding me and giving me directions on what to do when. Unfortunately, there have been times when, in the heat of the moment, I’ve forgotten everything He’s said. But, thankfully in His grace, he continues to give me opportunities to do better and obey the second (fifth) time around.
And, when I remember how gracious and patient he is to me….. It’s a bit easier to remember to be gracious and patient with my kids at school. I hope I’m getting better. I hope I’m listening more. I hope I am hearing him in the midst of everything else that is going on.
Just like I hope my kids are hearing me when their friends are talking to them or when they’re chatty and excited about learning the Scientific Method with candy …… (Yesterday was rough, y’all….)
I pray that I remember that he told me to be silent rather than impatient. To walk away rather than roll my eyes or give “a look”. And, reminds me to go back to love on and apologize when I’m wrong.
He shows me His glory. He gave us rest when we’re weary and worn. He sees our tears and hears our cries. He loves us. He fills us with HIS peace and joy until redemption comes.
He prepares us before he gives us his best.
And, for that preparation process- even when it’s painful – I am thankful for.
…. here’s to being comforted by the Comforter when I completely worn and forgive when I’m completely wrong.