Well the morning started off beautifully, unfortunately it took a turn towards Crappyville. I keep trying to leave Crappyville, really I do. Sometimes I get everything all cleaned out, packed up and head towards the city limits of Happytown.
Crappyville unfortunately just does not want to let the family out of it's grasp. Sickness, ill attitudes & MONEY all pull on us. Actually the ill attitudes all stem from the money thing so.......
This is where I remind myself to stay in an attitude of praise, even though. Even though the finances are killing me, I will praise Him.
Even though nobody can be well for more than a day, I will praise Him.
Even though some kind gestures were made & they were turned around for evil, I will praise Him.
Even though every time things seem to turn around for good, they turn right back around to bad, I will praise Him.
Even though, I will praise Him.
God has spent a lot of time teaching me about praising Him even though. That is not an easy thing to do when even though is pounding at your door. Very loudly, house shaking, he pounds.
I will have to stay in this attitude today or I may just fall over from the pressure. But I know that God is with me & I know he inhabits the praises of his people. His word says so, so when I need Him, I need to praise Him. I will trust in you Lord, with all my heart. I need a straight path and the word says that if I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding, he will make straight paths for me. Yes, today I will have to practice what I have learned, practice what I preach.
We have been experiencing snipets of joy & for that I am so grateful. But I have to say, with my whole heart, that I really really desire a season of joy. Really, I do. I would love people to stop taking advantage of my hubby, really I would. Mean, greedy & ungrateful people stink. You give someone a loaf of bread & when you turn around they took everything in the pantry too. Or someone promises you a loaf of bread and they give you a crumb instead. Well, back into a season of struggle we go, maybe.
We have an even though pounding at the door but I have a BUT GOD inside with me. This is my circumstance but God can change everything. This is what I walk through but God is with me. I have the Lord God Almighty on my side, so even though can just go bite himself.
Already I can see you working Lord, but for you it would all be too much. Even though wants to kill, steal & destroy. BUT GOD's word is my sword and I will speak it & praise Him.
So when even though comes knocking, don't forget to pull out your but God.
Tough day today but this too shall pass. It won't kill me & I will stay strong in the joy of the Lord.
Any prayers you may want to throw my family's way would be greatly appreciated.
I hope you all have a happy weekend,