"THE LORD GIVES STRENGTH TO HIS PEOPLE; THE LORD BLESSES HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE."
I heard Anne Graham Lotz speak on the radio about this verse and I knew this is exactly what I am experiencing. With everything that is going on in my life I can honestly say that I feel so much of the Lord's presence in my heart and mind that I feel rested and peaceful in spite of it all. Here's a little recap on the last few days since we arrived home from Ethiopia:
Arrived home from a 24 hour travel journey with approx. 1 hour sleep Nov.27.
Took Keziah to ER with swollen glands and high fever. Spent 2 days in hospital.
Jerry and kids on the way to pick us up were rear ended by a truck. Thank God no one was hurt but the van has some issues.
Washing machine broke down. I have approx. 20 loads of dirty laundry. Sears repairman declared it too expensive to repair, time to replace. After performing a routine maintenance on my one year old dryer, it too is now not working. Had to order a new part and will not be in until Dec. 15. Bought a new washing machine that was not in the budget right now. Oh well!!
Everyone in the house is sick with coughs, ear infections, cold or sore throat. Spent in excess of $600 for RX's. Ins. won't kick in for about a week so it's all out of pocket for now.
Bj's truck out of commission and back in the shop today. Won't start again!!
Just found out today...Jerry was not paid from his job for the last two weeks. They told him he could take the time to go to Ethiopia no problem. They never mentioned it would be with no pay. No pay check and the bills are due????
Jerry leaves town for a week on Monday. Josiah is so attached to him and I am not looking forward to him crying for PAPA!! Josiah will not go to bed without Papa. This is going to be fun?????
As I was reflecting on all of these things I thought about how the LORD started this journey through the book of JOB 42. I am beginning to feel a bit like JOB today as the pressure of "LIFE" is happening. I literally had to laugh today. We have to keep a sense of humor in all of this. I believe Satan is trying to rob me of the JOY that is abundantly flowing through my heart. But he will not succeed. God is so good, HE is in total control and we are so blessed! As we are in the Christmas celebration season commemorating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I am overwhelmed with the Love, Joy, Peace, and Hope that are the blessings that HE brings when we know, love and trust HIM Alone!
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE CRAZY MESTAS HOUSE!!!