My house has been interesting lately. Lot's going on. I wish I could say it was good stuff, but unfortunately.....that hasn't been the case. BUT...God is so GOOD! It seems like every time we are in the midst of a storm He allows the sun to peek through and remind me that He is there.
My 2nd eldest daughter, Amber, has really added turmoil to our home for the past 7 months. Every day seems to bring a new issue. Sunday, things came to a head and finally exploded into a gigantic eruption of emotions, tears, and anger. It was not a good day.....by any means. I felt helpless, lost, and honestly....like a failure. The devil was speaking loud and clear: If you were a better mother, this is all your fault, whatever happens to her...YOU are to blame. You know the voice. The voice that is louder than anyone else...including God's. Fortunately, God's 'still small voice' made it through and I realized I was beginning to buy the lie. I began to devour scripture and of course......the voice, the loudest voice, the most obnoxious voice....was silenced. Don't you just love that? Satan may be able to mess with me, but he cannot mess with the Lord Most High!
Monday night, Samantha, my eldest daughter, called me after work. She wanted to fill me in on her night and let me know that she had been asked out on a date. I asked who the boy was and asked if she was interested. She said 'No'. I don't know the boy well, but he seemed nice, so I asked her why. Her response was the response every Christian parent longs to hear......"He's not walking the walk, mom! He believes in God, but he doesn't love God. I want someone who is involved in church the way that I am." Ahhhhh...it was music to my ears. It was a much needed ray of sunshine that reminded me that all of my efforts are not wasted.
Isn't God just AWESOME? Yeah, I think so, too!