Today has been run, run, run. I am tired. I was out shopping trying really hard to find healthy food in the city that I can afford. I had to go to several different stores and it was discouraging to see that certain things just aren’t available in my part of the world. And it was also a bit discouraging to see that most healthy food items cost a whole lot and are packaged in very small containers. I did eventually succeed in getting most everything on my list except the raw cashews I needed, the store was out of those.
But on the way home from my last stop, I wanted to cry. I was so tired, and all I could think of was all I have to do. In my exhaustion, just the thought of cooking dinner was sending me over the edge. I started to think it was to hard, that I couldn’t do it. I was feeling like eating healthy was just going to be to much work for our family. And when I walked in the door, my face must have been a window into my heart. My sweet husband asked me what was wrong and he seemed really worried about me.
But as I worked with the children to put the groceries away and to get dinner going. The Lord brought to mind His promises to my heart. Particularly the one I have as the avatar on my blog.
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
I was reminded that I needed to put my hope in the Lord, and not in my own strength. And when I do so He will renew my strength, and I will soar. And as I turned my eyes to Him, that is exactly what happened. My strength was renewed and my do list got a few more check marks on it. I can’t say it was done, because I don’t think any of us mothers really ever get it all done, I don’t anyway. But progress was made and my joy was restored. I am still tired, but I am at peace with my world.
God is so good!