Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gratitude Thursday

I love this picture so much!

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalm 28:7

Today I'm grateful for God's strength. Yesterday was a trying day. I didn't have the energy to do anything, except sleep. That's not really an option when an almost toddler needs you and there are chores to be done. By dinnertime I was past done and ready to call it a night early. I was irritable and frustrated. I hate being like that towards Leif and Riley. Before bed I prayed that today would be better and that I would have more strength to get through the day. I also prayed that I would have more joy today than I did yesterday.

I'm grateful that God answers prayers. I only got 5 hours of sleep last night. Leif and I stayed up playing Wii:) We were woken up at 5:30am by the phone and by Riley. Normally I would have been grumpy, and ready to fall back asleep but I felt wide awake. We decided that instead of going back to sleep we'd spend time together. I'm so happy we did! It helped me start my day off on a positive note and made me excited about the rest of the day. Its not even 10 and the whole house has been cleaned, and all the laundry done. Hallelujah! And I don't even feel tired yet.

I'm grateful for a renewed spirit and my family. Yesterday really discouraged me. I questioned if motherhood and being a housewife was really something I was capable of doing. I went to bed feeling so defeated, dreading today. Today I am feeling refreshed and excited for what God has in store for me in regards to being a mom and wife. I am so grateful for my wonderful husband who never ceases to amaze me with his faith and his giving heart. I am also grateful for my daughter who reminds me to have a joyful heart always.

I'm grateful for the trials. Whenever I'm in the midst of a trial I never think I'll be able to get through it. I always want to give up, but that's when I realize just how much I need God and His strength. I'm grateful for the trials I go through because they are reminders of how limited I am without God. God is not limited like I am. He is my strength.


Patty said...

this was very very encouraging. thanks for posting it!

Anonymous said...

I envy you my sister.

Moorea Seal said...

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Suki said...

You are so strong!

I nominated you for an award too... I should have checked Moorea's blog first, but I just wanted to pick my favourite 7, unfettered by concerns about doubling up!

So I guess that makes you doubly a winner!

Suki x

ValeriesWorld said...

Lovely picture!

Kate said...

I love love love love that photo. And I quite love you.