Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The 12:12:12 Update

Things are better. Thanks so very much for praying for us.
 But please don't stop! :)
We so don't want to live a casual Christian life but sometimes we get tired & discouraged.

*My computer died - I have very limited access online access right now

*Our beloved senior dog is really failing - John's building him a ramp tonight to help him get up & down our stairs. (Yeah, my husband is the best guy in the world for me!) Poor old Jake, the Boxer, just can't navigate stairs anymore. I'm taking him to our vet on Friday for an update.

*I've been stressed out lately wondering how in the world we will ever get an addition built and how we will ever get another adoption paid for and that the need is insanely urgent for so many children, I'm not getting any younger...etc etc.

Then I read Proverbs 3:5&6.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him & He will direct your paths."
I have it memorized so you would think I'd apply it better to my own life. But anyway, sometimes I need reminders.

So, as I re-read these verses I realized how very much I have been leaning on my own understanding & trying to figure out how I can solve problems that quite honestly, are God-Sized Problems. We will do our best but the rest (pretty much all of it!!) is up to God. I can't think of any other way to process it that makes any sense & gives me any peace.

Does that resonate with anyone else? It's what's on my mind lately...and we're all doing better. :)

1 comment:

sandrat said...

I can really identify with you Patty, thank you for sharing.
I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Praying that the Lord will work out all He has planned for your family and give you all grace and faith to trust Him throughout,
blessings Sandra