We’ve been battling these colds/eye infections here all week, and have not been ourselves. My poor little buddy is cuddling all the time – which does some therapy for both of us, but to see him not do anything else is sad. Sesame Street on netflix has been our week’s play date. Fruit and liquids our week’s diet. All to say, I’m happy we are on the upswing of this now.
Yesterday, specifically, it seemed that nothing would go right. From the moment we got up. We had slept in (cuz we haven’t been sleeping through the night), piles of laundry/paperwork/things due, yada yada yada. Then …
I lost the van keys.
If any of you have ever been on the receiving end of this phone call from me, “So, I don’t think we can meet today. I, uh, cannot seem to find my keys…” I am so sorry. I thought that w
e’ve been pretty good at not losing keys lately...but I guess, I spoke too soon.
As I was completely wound up and frustrated, having no solution to fix this problem on my hands, we had no other option except to cancel our day’s plans and stay home (and hopefully find those keys!). Judah was tired, so I put him down for a nap. I was mentally exhausted, so went to my bedroom to lay down and read.
It was then that I read this:
His love for us is a lot bigger than our love for us. (Romans 5:6-11 see below)
Wow. Did that ton of bricks ever hit me good.
In those moments, I was SO frustrated with myself that I could not love myself. For the things I did do, couldn’t do, didn’t feel capable of, etc. Yet, here was God … still telling me that He loves me way more than I could ever love myself. Talk about hearing what I needed to hear.
I pray this thought is as sweet (and special) to you as it is to me. It’ll change your immediate circumstance/perspective instantly – guaranteed. Receive it today.