Thursday, October 13, 2011

Remember, God Loves You!

I had been planning to get back on board in writing this week when yet another stomach bug struck!  Initially I thought it was just the nausea and vomiting that comes with being pregnant, but then I started getting chills and feverish and realized something more was going on.  Let's just say it has been a rough past few weeks.  Honestly, if I can accomplish one chore a day and feed the kids three "decent" meals, I feel satisfied that I have done the best I can.

Do you have days--maybe weeks--when you feel so overwhelmed with physical or mental sickness or exhaustion that you don't think you can make it through?  Do you worry that your children and husband will suffer irreparable damage from the lack of home cooked meals you are fixing or the amount of quality attention you are giving them?  Does it feel like sometimes that you will never have a clean house again because the energy just isn't there?  If so, I can totally relate and empathize. 

I have learned throughout these very long weeks not only the resiliency of children (yes, they can eat jarred spaghetti sauce and canned soup and survive), but also the blessing of family.  My mom has been up numerous times helping with the kids, fixing meals, running to the store when we were completely out of toilet paper, and just comforting me.  And my husband has been especially wonderful in not complaining that we are having salad and baked potatoes or Mexican for the umpteenth time because that is all that sounds good to me right now.  Plus, he lets me rest and cheers me up when I doubt for the millionth time how I'll be able to take care of three kids three and under, which makes me love him even more. 

We aren't guaranteed happiness on this earth.  There will be pain and sorrow and challenges because of the sin brought into this world through Adam and Eve.  Yet, in the midst of the trials you face, remember that God is always there.  It's so easy to get frustrated with God and wonder why He is bringing all this pain on you, but He never leaves you; He never forsakes you.  He loves you.
"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
He delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;
He protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken."

Psalm 34:17-20

 May God bless you and your families...



  1. I'm feeling this way right now, except mine's all emotional/mental. Thanks for the encouraging words and scripture.

  2. I hope you are feeling better! Our little one has been ill this week and it's not fun. I think it's even worse when the mom is sick, though. I hope you're doing better!
    I passed on the Liebster Blog award to you today. I love reading your Christian insights. Check out my post here

  3. Thank you so much, guys! I am feeling much better and getting ready to get back into the swing of things on the ol' blog.

    Amanda, I am humbled by your recognition of my blog. You are too kind. I will forward it on!

    Blessings to you both!