Have you ever had so many things weighing on your heart and your mind that you thought you would burst if you could not talk it out with someone? Then, as you search for a listening ear, there seems to be no one in sight... It is on days such as this that we can feel alone, a little lost and exceptionally crabby too.
Today as I was cleaning up another mess that my youngest made, all I could do was think about how I was having one of those days and desperately needed to share with another mother, friend and comrade. I started texting a few friends (that's how we send out the SOS now), and found myself staring at an empty screen... Not one response and I was desperate, so I resorted to dialing my closest BFF's to no avail. Everyone seemed to be busy and since I really needed to unload, I went in to sit down beside my sweet husband to share my day. I talked for about 5 minutes when he turned to me and said, if you are going to talk on the phone, could you go in the other room, I am trying to hear the news. That was it, I had been pouring out my heart to him and he didn't even realize I was talking to him. I must admit that did make me chuckle just a little, but all I kept thinking was who am I going to talk to about these things I need to share. It was at that moment I heard my youngest saying his bedtime prayers and talking (and talking) to Jesus like He was sitting right next to him.
Right then my heart soared and I ran to my prayer closet (a fancy word for the bathroom: the only door with a lock). I praised the Lord for drawing me into His arms of love. I asked the Lord to forgive me as I forgot to go to my greatest friend, who is never too busy, always listens, tells me the truth, fills my tank with encouragement and gives me the comfort I need. Here I was, feeling lonely when I thought I had no one to talk to, but then my Lord and Savior touched my heart like no other. I went to His word and saw 1 Peter 5:7 staring right at me. What a wonderful reminder that we are NEVER ALONE! This verse reminds me of a song I sang so long ago in a musical we did at our church when I was in High School... The Lord brought it to my heart today as a gentle reminder that He is ALWAYS BESIDE US! Here is just a part of the chorus I would like to share...
Though life may be chilly, it's also pleasant and warm, the sky may be clear, but it's clearer after the storm. Just remember we're not always aware, but Jesus is there, beside you, Jesus is there to guide you <3
I am so thankful that Jesus is there to touch our heavy hearts today and everyday... He is our forever friend and no matter how badly our day is going, we can be confident that we are ALWAYS LOVED, ALWAYS ACCEPTED and ALWAYS HIS BELOVED CHILD! Isn't God good?! Who's ready for the rest of the week? :)