Surviving The Storm

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Let’s face it sometimes the trials in life can be hard, and I mean REALLY HARD, like cover your head under  your pillow and sleep an hour more, and not wear any makeup all day HARD. My storm is currently dealing with multiple ages of children and the fun stuff that goes along with it. I have a newborn, a very curious 15 month old who is getting molars in, a three year old who keeps having temper tantrums, a seven year old who shrieks away from chores, a ten year old who is struggling with responsibility, a twelve year old whose hormones and moods are through the roof, a seventeen year old whose is trying to figure out his place in the world, and a 21 year old who is seeing life for the first time on her own. If that’s not a enough to make your head spin I also homeschool them all except the oldest she is being life schooled right now lol!

I’m being real here there are times when the baby, the one year old and the toddler are all crying and the older four are all arguing at once. I instantly get overwhelmed and panic!!!. I mean who in their right mind would no where to begin to fix this mess. My first thought is to google Michelle Duggars cell phone number and see if she can walk me through the correct way of handling this but I would probably disappoint her cause  i’m just a tad bit more boisterous than she is so instead I do damage control as best as I can. I’m not perfect and it isn’t always pretty but I some how manage to survive the storm but not without Gods help!!

It’s times like this when I”m feeling overwhelmed and pushed to limit that I make it a priority to cry out to the Lord for help. This typically involves me sneaking off to the bathroom for a moment alone and crying out to God that I am overwhelmed, and need His help to handle this situation. I talk to God alone until I feel I have no more to say, no more to be honest with him about. This time often involves me asking for his forgiveness for yelling at the kids, and asking for His grace and mercy to help me humble myself yet again, take a deep breathe and have the strength and energy to go back out there and try again …sometimes for the millionth time of the day if its been a bad one…and to show the love, forgiveness, and mercy He is always so quick to give me back to my children.

I encourage you today to cry out

Memory Verses to Meditate on:

Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Jeremiah 33:3  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Psalm 34:17  The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.


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