Without going into a long whine, I will say; our family has taken another shot to the jewels. The temptation is to throw a pity party. The BIGGER temptation is to let the bitterness wash over me like a wave. To indulge in claiming my right to my anger.
Can I keep the temptation from coming? No.
Can I, this one time, choose to stand? Yes.
I am standing. For today.
Another day, I may be crushed (Another day, I will wallow around on the floor whining and putting my sneakers on the sofa and looking at God with one eye to see if He is appreciating my drama.)....
That was yesterday.
Today, picture me, belly down.
On the floor.
One eye peeping...
to make sure the Father is still aware.
I know what I am supposed to do.
but it is more than I am made of
to hold back my feelings.
Like a three year-old.
When I hurt,
I say, 'OW'.
Even though, I know...
Healing is coming.
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved,
that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years
and a thousand years is like a day.
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness,
but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish
but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 NASB
This post is being linked to Mama Kat's Writer's workshop...which is another good place to be. And I am sharing my awesome with Jennifer @Momma Made It Look Easy.