He sends help in all kinds of ways. Hugs from tiny, sticky arms. Unexpected chores done by almost grown daughters. The gifts of company and coffee from a friend. A hard working husband who comes home from work and does more than half of dinner prep, kid wrangling and the bedtime routine. A cozy nap during a big rain. After school chats with people I love. Blog comments and emails from dear ones who speak love and encouragement and yes, I get it. I understand. Scripture read on the Facebook walls of faithful women.
Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
I think these two verses must become the theme of my life in this season. Give Him thanks, He deserves it. Call upon Him in any kind of trouble and He will be faithful to come. And then you give Him thanks again. What a glorious circle to dwell in.
Today, I began the day with thankfulness. I began the day with the right focus.
Still, pray. Pray for healing for me. Pray for health and wholeness for Nora and a safe, timely delivery. Still pray that anxiety doesn’t win, that Discouragement doesn’t sneak in my back door…because she is always there…sometimes knocking and sometimes just lurking. I don’t want her to win. I don’t want her to come in. I want to be found faithful…and I want to be caught in a circle of thankfulness and praise.