Thursday, May 17, 2012

You Will Have Trouble

Well, life is troublesome isn't it?  I've got trouble, trouble on my mind.  My sweet little girl is coming into her own - learning how to throw tantrums and slap people in the face.  My sinuses are still not better - it's  19 months (and counting) of infection and inflammation.  My poor husband's body is like an 80 year old man.  Disaster zone man.  Our house is begging us to complete projects like the backyard and the basement, only we don't have the money to do it.  There's heartache with some friends, weighing me down.

And boy, do I have trouble on my mind.

We aren't guaranteed an easy life.  And if we're honest, we don't really want one.  The times we learn and grow are the times we are challenged.  We just have to be willing to turn ourselves in the direction of growth, instead of stagnation.  When we fail to progress and develop ourselves, we cheat the opportunity to bring about new possibilities.  I find myself struggling with those facts.  All the overwhelming thoughts of trouble on my mind make me want to sit, and do nothing.

I need to remind myself...

In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world. 
- John 16:33

I'm called to lean on God in times of trouble (and in times of peace).

I always do...eventually.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry you have trouble! I hate to hear it!
    A friend of mine recently went through the same with sinuses finally a Dr. did an MRI and all of her nasal passages(is that the right word all the tunnels through the face) were clogged. She had major sinus surgery to correct it and seems to be good. It took her ages to find a dr to finally do the MRI.
    Your baby girl will grow out of it!!!