What a friend we have in Jesus…

Apr 30th

So today I woke up feeling really depressed. I am usually happy go lucky but lately I just can’t break away from feeling hopeless! My grandpa passed away last month and since then things have felt out of control. I am a mom who needs things organized and I do best with my lists and routine. All of that goes out of the window when someone you love gets sick. Then my kids spring break snuck up on me and I kept thinking one more week and things will get back to normal or as normal can be. But then I got sick and my daughter got influenza B AND strep at the same time and again I found myself hoping for normalcy. However, this morning I hit my breaking point when my strong willed little girl woke up on the wrong side of the bed and made my morning a morning full of tears, yelling and just plain ugliness. As soon as I kissed her goodbye and told her I loved her, I picked up the phone and called my mom.

She reminded me of something I had forgotten or at least stopped counting on…I have a heavenly father that knows what I am going through. He wants to help me and all I have to do is ask. The lists as great as they are at keeping me organized are only lists. They do not have any power behind them, they can’t heal the blind, make the lame walk and they will not give me the strength I need right now to keep going. I need to plug back in and talk to my Savior and ask for His strength when mine is gone. I don’t know if you are feeling like me overwhelmed, exhausted, tired, stressed, hopeless but if you are take time to plug back in to the One who makes all things new! God reminded me of one of my favorite old hymns, one that’s words are so true and meant for me today…What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer! Take time today and make sure He is Always at the top of your list!!

God Bless, Lisa