"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need"
(Hebrews 4:16 ESV).
He's so gracious and merciful. He's thoughtful and very empathetic.
As he quickly makes his way to the bathroom, with his pail in front of him, I try to comfort him and sooth him with a cold cloth on his forehead. However, I am unable to comfort him as I would like to, because I too have my pail with me and I'm feeling too weak. I crumple to the floor and start crying, apologizing for not being able to help him as I should. My nine year old comes beside me, wraps his arms around me, and says, "It's ok, Mom". We both sit on the floor with our pails beside us, huddled together in each other's arms.
There are many times that I feel inadequate, or insufficient. I feel like a lousy Mom, or a lousy wife, daughter, friend, disciple of Christ, etc. But then, God reaches down, and wraps His loving arms around me and says, "It's ok". His grace is sufficient. It's enough.
Continuing to give thanks...
-that His grace is sufficient
-wise counsel from dear friends and our pastor
-being stretched and tested
-God's Word- where true wisdom comes from
-hanging out on the couch/recliner all day with my son
-his hugs and empathy
-finding time during the busy season to celebrate Paul's birthday
-her gifts that she bought and made on her own and her eagerness to give them to me
-celebrating being a mom and my 4 awesome children that God has entrusted to us
-the success in sales so far
-the hearts of the youth who chose to sponsor a child through Compassion
-celebrating with a couple from church -their beautiful adopted baby girl!
-a successful school fundraiser and all the many volunteers