I can feel the frustration bubbling up inside.
My to-do list is as long as my arm, with a limited amount of time to accomplish it – and between the running around, the constant fighting of the kids, the sweet babe who isn’t following his usual pattern, a last-minute lunch plan, a huge cup of spilled milk and a new tummy ache, I can’t seem to manage to get even one thing accomplished.
My older sister calls. “How’s your day?” she asks. And the inevitable unloading of my current state of affairs comes tumbling out of my mouth before I can stop it. “…so, yeah – not awesome.”
She’s been in my shoes before – her kids are teenagers now but I know she knows.
Her wise words then reach my weary heart and bring me hope.
She says, “My prayer for you today is that you would seek first His kingdom and all the rest will be added to you, and you’ll see God’s provision in amazing ways.”
It’s tempting to be skeptical or to brush it off, but I can’t. I am learning how much I need Jesus and the people He has put in my life.
To my great relief, her prayer for me is answered. I am watching and waiting throughout the day, and I see His grace in a million little ways – and some big ones too.
Thank you Lord!