Goal: Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
~RestFrom the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him. Proverbs 12:14
Oops. I’m sorry. The very 1st thing I thought of when I saw the word Rest was “I wish my husband would stop for just a moment and get some rest!”
It’s not that I don’t logically understand why he’s been working 7 days a week 10-16 hours a day for the last few months. I do understand. But that doesn’t make it any easier… I still miss him!
I wish that life were easier. I wish our bank account were a little more padded. I wish that my husband could feel at rest… I wish I wasn’t part of the problem.
I know I need to do more than just clean the house and have dinner ready for him when he gets home in order for him to feel like he can be at rest those few hours each week when he’s home. I need to have a better attitude. I could (should) be a little kinder, a little gentler, a little more gracious.
I’ve done pretty well most of the time. I haven’t done very well this week. Somehow the rush of getting the kids ready to start school and the stress of everything piling up along with the illness that I had earlier this week I developed a bad attitude. And instead of taking it to God I took it out on Nate.
I hate it when I do that!
Father in Heaven, thank you so much for giving me a husband who is willing to work hard for his family. Thank you for giving me a husband who is so willing to forgive me when I have a poor attitude. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Please forgive me for not bringing my needs to you sooner. Forgive me for not trusting that you are aware of the situation and taking care of it before I even ask. Thank you for giving me all that I need today. You are good, mighty, and holy. Renew a right spirit within me. Thank you. In Jesus name, Amen.
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