God has been helping me with my perspective. He is awesome like that. I find it no coincidence that ever since I had my devotional yesterday I have come across a wide variety of clips and stories that remind me that I have so much to be thankful for...from stories about sick children in hospitals, to a family who found out that their son had died in Iraq, to family with three children who lost their mother in a terrible car accident and other stories that remind me, again and again that my life is far from terrible. Not that I thought it was...it's just ME comparing the life I DO have to the life that I guess I think I would have made for myself had I been in control.
The good news is that I know that my planning is terrible when it comes to what God can do.
So when I have started to fret...I have started to list to God what I am thankful for...
- my amazing, understanding, patient and wonderful husband.
-my wonderful, spunky and crazy little boys.
-that even though my boys are both sick right now...I am SO thankful that it is JUST a cold.
-we have a house that is clean and safe
-that my husband has a great job
-that we have clean water
-that we have clothes to wear
-that we can buy our boys anything they need
-that we are in a position to help others...and do!
-that we have books to read and toys to play with
-that we have a promise of Heaven and have been saved from hell
-that I have friends that love me
-that we have access to ANY healthy food we could want
-that we could put up a Christmas tree this evening
-that we can be FREE to worship Jesus without fear of persecution
-that I have family in the people that God has given me (you know, the in-laws).
I could go on and on...and I plan to.
And here's a verse that I have been clinging to:
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've