Just an inside tidbit of debated truth in our house – it wasn’t 17 frying pans.
It was 27.
And yes, gluttony rears its ugly head in multiple ways, at church picnics, and in keeping and acquiring.
So now we have 8 pans we fry in.
And while I’d love to be inspirational today, love to spur you on to do hard things, choose respect, choose to disagree while being agreeable (AKA submission) the truth is I’m clinging to hope with my fingernails at the moment.
I’m not sure which way is up.
Something rocked my world this week that causes me great pause and leaves me weak in the knees.
Maybe you are dealing with something bigger than you, bigger than your faith maybe, at the moment, too.
As if the stress of a child/man/boy surgery isn’t enough…
This is the bar that pulled my son’s sternum out of his chest nearly four years ago.
They removed it last week.
Given that insertion required nearly 8 weeks of recovery due to pneumonia and other complications, I was braced for the worst with the removal.
But it was miraculously different.
And not even three days later, he is sore, but doing life with just a little extra tiredness.
So we are thankful.
And I’m counting this blessing.
Over and over again, I count it.
Because less than a week before his surgery, I cried crocodile tears of happy sad joy while he graduated from high school. Happy for this new adventure he is beginning, sad joy because the little boy he was is gone and there was so very much fun with him.
And it is an ending.
So I went into his surgery emotionally wiped out, and thankfully all is well.
But now this new thing brings the flames of fear licking around the periphery of my moments. And all I know how to do right now is cling.
Because my devotional said this week, “Trust Me here and now, You are in a rigorous training – on an adventurous trail designed for you alone. This path is not of your choosing, but it is My way for you. I am doing things you can’t understand. That is why I say, “Trust Me!” … “Find hope in Me, beloved, for I am taking care of you. Focus on enjoying Me and all that I am to you – even though your circumstances scream for resolution. Refuse to obsess about your problems and how you are going to fix them. In stead, affirm your trust in Me; wait hopefully in My Presence, and watch to see what I will do.”
Sarah Young’s Jesus Today, page 22.
Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
1 Corinthians 14:33, 40 For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace…but everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
Whether it is frying pans or fear, there’s always such a thing as too much. With fear, it’s any.
So cling with me today.
And I promise to share more when I can.
Love to you,