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Finding Divine Purpose in A Tough Week

There comes a time when we must believe that God’s presence  can flourish right here in the midst one messy living…right here under the roof of one frail, imperfect family…

We must arrive at the point of wholeheartedly believing that motherhood, with all its glory and grime, is exactly where He wants us to be, exactly what He has called us to do…

We must allow confidence to fill us that our home…with all its unpredictabilities, its continuous traffic, its endless mischiefs, is exactly the mission field He has planned for us from long ago…

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Learning a precious lesson of letting go of control comes in a week packed with sick kids and devastating national tragedies for me…

It was tough reading the news alone and grieving with families that lost their loved ones just that week…I was also exhausted meeting the needs of whiny, fussy, non eating children who fell sick one after another that precious week before Christmas…

Realising horrifying events that were taking place abroad and dealing with sicknesses that were prevailing at home made me face the fact that I was not in control, and never will I be…

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I didn’t realise how fearful I was of relinquishing control until the week took its toll on me and  i found myself sapped of energy while my worried heart made me all the more protective of my little turf…

It was at this point that God taught me a precious lesson…

Lean in on GRACE….because life is all about grace anyway…

Grace…for the sick bodies…and the ulcered tongues…and the rashes filled with pusses that covered the baby…

Grace … for meals that couldn’t be taken…and for timetables that couldn’t be followed…for appointments that had to be missed…and for days that seemed to go too long…

Grace…for the girl too much in pain to speak or eat…too discouraged that tears choked her face when swallowing…too tired to do anything to obey…

Grace…when the next act of service done was actually on borrowed strength and the cheery self a greater effort to keep everyone up…

So our lives with all its ordinariness, can and will make an impact, if we learn to trust in the Lord…and trade our need to be in control…

The following is a poem by an unknown author taken from Elisabeth Elliot’s “Secure in the Everlasting Arm”. I am praying that it will be your quiet breath when you feel that you are losing grip and you need One stronger to control your world instead…

“Help me to live this day quietly, easily; To lean upon Thy great strength trustfully, restfully; To meet others peacefully, joyfully; To face tomorrow confidently, courageously.”

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