Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds~James 1:2
When my feet hit the ground this morning I prayed for a good day and believed that I would have one. Clay slept through the night...which meant so did I...I made pancakes AND French toast...whatever they wanted...just call me a short order cook...music was going...kids were happy...Brantlee is flying home tonight...yep...it is going to be a good day!
Clay and I head out the door to take Evelyn to school and my car sounded horrible...hummm...headed back home and it sounded even worse...hummm...I have car pool tonight...okay, no problem I will head to Geryic's. As they check out my car Clay is rolling around on the bench in the waiting room, not loving life. I call Laura...she picks us up and takes us home. Geryic's will call when they have an answer.
No problem, we are not going anywhere anyway. It is what it is!
Clay gets all comfy on the sofa and the phone rings, it is Lawson...sick at school...REALLY! I have no car, no way to get her. So, I pick up the phone and call Laura (again)...get Clay back up and have Laura drive us out to the airport to get Brantlee's truck....head to Merry Acres...pick up Lawson...come home...phone rings...it's Geryic's...need all new brakes...$800.00...yippee! How did it all go so wrong so fast...I have not even finished my coffee and I have had a car break down, another sick kid and have spent $800.00. Not the day I was planning on!
I get Clay and Lawson situated, heat up my cold coffee and check my computer. Mom had sent me an email about reading June 4-11 in the book Jesus Calling. She did not know how far south my day had already gone. It read...
"The best way to get through a difficult day is to hold My hand and talk to Me. Ask Me to guide you through your problems and show you the blessings hidden in them."
Today is going to be a good day. I am going to see the blessings hidden within. I don't ever want to sound like I am complaining. I find so much of my life purely comical and down right hysterical at times. I think LLCE might get a kick out of reading this one day. I can usually laugh off one thing being out of whack at a time...and even roll with 2...it is when I get 3,4,5,6 things falling apart around me then throw Brantlee being out of town on top of it...things can get a little hairy.
I know I am blessed beyond measure and my problems are so small in the scheme of things.
But today I am considering problems pure joy and knowing that with Him by my side they can become worth celebrating.