It’s best to just praise the Lord.
Because today has been an unusual morning already.
Our daughter and grandbabies are here.
I was surprised by my husband bringing our nine month old grandson to me before I’d gotten out of bed.
He smiled and explained that our daughter was busy with her daughter and he needed to leave for work.
Upon reaching the down stairs, I realized our family was experiencing stress.
Just adding three people brings change, but a toddler and baby bring a completely different dynamic.
It’s wonderful, but requires a great deal of energy.
Does it really matter if you have baby food on your shoulder because your shirt became a napkin?
Is there anything as sweet as a little girl cuddled in loving arms experiencing complete contentment?
How is it that after running the dishwasher three times yesterday, there’s still dishes?
What heart can resist little chubby arms raised in request to be held?
How can little lips slurring a song with the wrong words rival a choir’s beauty?
These moments are brief and will pass with lightning speed.
Through it all, I am praising God.
Because He is faithful and He gives good gifts.
Deuteronomy 7:9 KJV — Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
James 1:17 KJV — Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
No circumstance changes the goodness of God.
Therefore I can praise Him in all things.
Philippians 4:4NKJV — Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
He is worthy of all honor, glory, and praise.
Revelation 4:8 KJV — And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for today. Lord, thank You for walking with me through these things. Thank You so much for our family. Thank You for children and the incredible things we can learn from them. Thank You for Your gifts. APlease continue to teach and guide me as I walk in today. Please help me to be creative and flexible, understanding that You have a perfect plan and all I need to do is listen and obey. Thank You for Your goodness, faithfulness, grace, mercy, truth, and love. Thank You for being holy. I love You, Jesus. Amen.