Ever had those days you wake up and think "HELP!" Adding a third child to our family has been a great joy but has also characterized my last 7 weeks by the little 4 letter word... BUSY : ) In fact, I hear that word often from others when they observe me with the boys and Emily in tow. And I'm sure they're thinking the word CRAZY when I tell them there is another one on the way : )
No matter how crazy it seems to others, I am confident of God's plan for our family and am ecstatic about Sarah joining in! However, I have found myself in a dizzy trying to play with each child, keep up with my Bible studies, take care of my house, be ever present in my husband's ministry, keep up with friends, and trying to get a little sleep : )
I take comfort in the fact that the Lord does not expect us to do it on our own. I am genuinely faithful to my time in the Word but sometimes will take all I am learning and attempt to be obedient in my own flesh. That's when I really mess things up. God recently prompted this ever recurrent verse in my heart again.... " And He has said to me, ' My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
So my prayer each morning before I get out of bed is to admit my weakness and allow the word HELP to be engraved on my heart....... "for when I am weak, then I am strong"!