Thursday, June 3, 2010

God did NOT promise

I have been running around lately like a mad women. My brain feels like its planning,plotting and scheduling 24/7. As an Army wife I am very used to packing up and moving. I have to honestly say though that this upcoming cross country move has got me a TAD BIT Stressed! My Dear Husband is serving overseas and will not be here to get this one done. I am VERY blessed to have a mom who is supportive and giving and willing to make this cross country move with me and my four children and that does help lessen my anxiety a good deal!Thanks Mom!

Wednesday was a busy day for me and the kids. we had book club,the grocery store to pick up bubble wrap,the doctors office to fill out paperwork and more advertising to do for our kitty who needs a new home. By mid way through the day I was feeling a little frazzled. Hauling the four kids in and out, in and out can get anyone that way! We went to a local senior center to advertise for kitty and while there I read a sign that really touched me. I can not quote it exactly but it was along these lines~

    God did not promise us a life without pain or sorrows. But He did promise us help and guidence.We need only ask.

I really needed that on Wednesday. Honestly I think we all need something like that EVERYDAY.

My favorite scripture John 14:27 says:

27 aPeace I leave with you, my bpeace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be ctroubled, neither let it be afraid.”

God did not promise to make our lives easy.We will have trials. But He has promised us peace.So for any of you who may be feeling stressed,sick,tired,lost or overwhelmed I just want to remind you that God is always there waiting to help us and bless us.

3 comments:

Tristan said...

Amen! Had a similar conversation with Makayla last night while in the basement during the tornado sirens. She asked why she was still scared when she had prayed to ask for help and I had to tell her that God doesn't promise to take away the things that are scaring us, but He promises to be right there with us so we can get through them. Poor girl was not too impressed by the idea...haha! I can't say as I blame her - it would be nice to pick and choose the trials/problems/situations sometimes.

All American x5 said...

Beautifully said!

I agree, God did not promise us a life without trials but it is him who helps us through and in the end we are better for the experience!

Will be praying for you during your move.

mommyx12 said...

You know I am always amazed when I recite that scripture because truly, it is a peace that never can be felt in any other way. A truly amazing kind of feeling and one that I pray never to be without.