Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Hot Mess!

A hot mess pretty much describes the chaos in my life right now. I feel like I'm juggling with everything within me, yet I keep dropping the balls.   I have to keep reminding myself God is in control, no matter what. How about you? We need to constantly pray during these times. Stress and chaos can cause us to make bad decisions. These decisions can influence many people in very harmful ways, but God works through all of our messes, to bring His good.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son…. Romans 8:28-29 (NIV)

 God promises through this passage, to work all things together for our good - by using every strength and weakness (including our sins), every joy and sorrow, every disappointment and pleasure, every failure and success, every painful thing and every comforting thing; and of course He is using our financial situation.  What does God’s Word mean by “for the good” here? It means that He is working everything together so we will become a Christian, and from there on, our character will become more and more like Jesus, His Son.  Remember becoming like Jesus is a lifelong process, so don’t be too hard on yourself! If you get in a tizzy, remember to go to God through prayer and reading His Word.  The book of Psalms is always good to read when you are struggling.

Challenge: Pray for peace, clarity and discernment. Right now!

1 comment:

  1. So true! As moms we juggle many roles and it is vital that we go back to our Creator for refreshment and assurance in our role! Someone recently encouraged me to take a "Mommy Time Out" for 5 minutes and hideout in the bathroom to get that alone time with the Lord in the times my kids are especially challenging!! In those quiet moments HE REMINDS US OF TRUTH!! Refreshed we can head back out to face our day!!!