Tuesday, March 06, 2007

There shall be showers of blessings

I've had a rough last couple of weeks. Work is just extremely busy and exhausting right now and I just feel on the verge of a meltdown at all times. I come home every night and feel like I can barely function. This week has been kind of the peak of stress so far and then we find out today that Scott's car needs thousands of dollars of repairs and I feel just really overwhelmed.
But then I thought for a few minutes about the prayers that Scott and I say each morning about how thankful we are and undeserving we are for all that God has blessed us with. I thought about the e-mails I get from my church each week with lists of prayer requests for people who are going through terrible experiences. I thought about how I sat on the couch and SOBBED Saturday night as I watched Oprah's special on her school in South Africa and I tried to imagine how all those people live in just desolation. I told Scott Saturday night that so many times I just want to sell everything we own and go to Africa to be missionaries.
So now I'm just sitting here in the midst of my stress and frustration and thanking God that I have a really good job to be frustrated in. And I'm thankful that I have a car - to need repairs on. And I'm thankful I have a husband to calm me down when problems arise. And I'm thankful that I'm able to get up every morning and go to work. And I'm thankful for a God who meets my every need and gives me hope.


Ashley said...

wow...Kelly I started to read your blog from the beginning ( and I love it!) I love this post. I get so angry about how I am so upside down in my little house and I never seem to look at the fact that I even have a home. Thank you for loving Jesus!!