Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What I Really Need

Things have gotten steadily more difficult for my family. I am very frustrated. At the same time, I realize that God is alive and continues to amaze me with just the right word in season to refresh my weary soul. So as "Thanksgiving" is fast approaching and even before that another church meeting, I am being deeply challenged to truly trust God and be grateful with a true heart of devotion for all things. Even as we try to teach our four boys, there are good things in life and some not-so good or bad things, they all proceed from our Heavenly Father's Hand. So I am frustrated with my being frustrated. Nevertheless, the reality is still difficulty and I know I must trust the Lord, yet it is so hard! I need rebuking for my lack of faith. I need to set a better example for my children! I need to get over self pity. I need to remember to count my blessings. I need to remember the guy with no feet as I complain of not having shoes. I need to strive after purity and not after prosperity. I am so easily fooled by the allure of this world, and I am so easily satisfied with its trifles. Proverbs reminds me that "A good name is to be chosen rather than riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold" 22:1.