|storms, trials, and weekends|
|Written by Mary Beth|
|Thursday, June 30, 2011|
I intend to use the words; trial(s), storm(s), and weekend(s) interchangeably. You've been forewarned.
Savor the weekend. Try not to think about "Monday" for it will come. Be content in the now.
Over the past several years our family has been through many trials. Storms, really. Some excrutiating moments. There were times in the storm when it felt like one wave after another crashed down on my already beaten soul. Wounds so deep and painful I wasn't sure know how to survive another drip of water.
God is good all of the time. No matter what.
This post isn't to re-hash the trials. The stories of deep pain. Moments of wondering how I was supposed to breathe.
It's about being content in the calm of the storms. Being content during the weekends. Being content when things feel good.
About thirty minutes ago I came up with a new analogy for some of the journey we have been on. One that helps me to understand my job right now. It so fits.
There was a time when I absolutely hated a job (or two or three) so much that my weekends were ruined because I dreaded Mondays. Ruined, I tell you. I could.not enjoy my weekends. Miserable fact.
I, eventually, ended up having employment that I did not mind and some I even enjoyed. As far as weekends go . . . that was blissful because I didn't mind going back to work on Mondays. Therefore, I didn't spend many moments of my weekends dreading Mondays.
Over the past many years God graciously gave some calms in the storms but I feared the next waves. Fearful for when the next wave crashed upon me that I might break under it's force.
It was difficult to enjoy the calm.
The Bible tells us that we are to be content in all circumstances. All. I know well the battle to be content in the storms and trials. It didn't occur to me, entirely, that I need to be content in the calm.
The way I see it I need to be content on the weekends. Not even think about the Mondays. The Mondays will come (as will the trials and the storms).
I need to enjoy the weekends for I know not how many I will get before the next Mondays arrive.
My job, right now, is to enjoy the weekend.
Lord, God, so gracious and merciful are You. Thank You so much for the current weekend. May I be content. May I honor You. May I allow myself the respite You are providing. May it be so!
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