Good morning self,

You need a pep talk this morning.  I know you’ve been up on and off all night with three separate children with three separate issues.  I know when you did lay down the baby in your belly was doing summersaults and keeping you awake and uncomfortable.  I know you’re tired.  I know your head hurts.  I know you just want to just go soak in a long bath (and I just might still do that).  I just wanted to remind you…

God has got this.  He knows just how weary you are in body and soul.  He loves you and your children and knows you are all not feeling well.  I want you to picture all of you resting peacefully in his enormous loving hands.  He’s going to carry you all through this day.  He will show you what really needs to be done and what can wait.  He will show you how you need to love on your kids and what battles to fight.  The dirt, the dust, the crud will all still be there tomorrow and guess what?  Those things won’t follow you to heaven one day so they don’t really matter in the end.  God’s grace will be enough for you today, in this moment, right this very second.  Don’t worry about later.  You don’t know what is going to happen anyway.  For now, just rest in God’s loving mercy.

Bird In Hands Picture

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also….  Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?… Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

(Matthew 6:19-21,25-27,31-34 ESV)

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