Between usual family stuff; school, homework, soccer practice-all the STUFF that comes with having three kids. . .
There has extended family turmoil that with the turmoil brought strife, and let's just say it's been overwhelming.
Of course, then there is ministry to do(which is my privilege and honor), first Bible study of the season was yesterday and a women's event that I brought the devotion for last night.
Hard to believe this has been a 'short' week.
Oh and the icing on the cake, our oldest is really battling all sorts of asthma J U N K right now.
I imagine if you and I were sitting down over a cup of coffee right now, your list of frustrating, sad, difficult things would be as long, if not longer than mine.
It truly feels as if every time I turn around someone is telling about some tragic or EXTREMELY difficult thing they are going through.
Yesterday I was reading in John 14 and in the first verse Jesus is talking to his disciples and he says "Let not your heart be troubled", see he had just gotten done telling them all sorts of hard things that were about to happen to them.
(And, I've known that verse since I was a little girl, but the powerful about God's word is how alive it is and how we can see with fresh eyes something that's been there all along.)
What struck me about this verse was how Jesus didn't say "you have nothing to worry about" or "you have no reason to be troubled". He's acknowledging that they indeed do have troubles.
I love that about Christ. He knows how human and frail we really are deep down inside.
The second half of verse one say "you believe in God, believe also in me."
Home where you're safe while the battles of the world rage around you.