Monday, September 20, 2010

...Well I Feel Sheepish

Apparently, this is what happened in my brain last week:

Hmm...what is the best way to express my gratitude and relief that Gary finally got a full time job? I KNOW! A blog post riddled with bitterness, anger, disappointment, hopelessness, and a little bit of malicious face-punching thrown in for good measure.

Luckily for me, I have an amazing friend who is not afraid to call me out on my crap.

Forgive me; it’s about to get serious.

Here’s what I know:

God loves me and Gary (hey, and YOU!), created us on purpose, cares what happens to us, and has all this stuff under control.

We have not starved.

We have not been evicted, even though we have an illegal dog.

We are going to be ok, even if some other bad thing DOES happen, ‘cause guess what? The worst thing this world can do to us is kill us, and in that case, we’re going to Heaven.

God never said things would be easy or that we would always have everything we wanted, but here’s what He did say:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:25-34)

I promise to be back tomorrow with something so hilarious it’ll make you pee your pants, but even I need to be serious every once in a while.

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