I woke up cranky and out of sorts this morning. I didn’t sleep well, partly because Gary has spent the past two nights in a hotel in Durant so he could get to work safely, and partly because I’ve had some pain issues due to the cold and inactivity of the past few days. My sinuses have bothered me this weekend because propane heat dries the air so much. Whine, whine.
I wanted to check the weather this morning, but the television wouldn’t come on because the batteries in the remote were dead. The two batteries in the storage cabinet were also dead…old I guess. So I took the batteries out of my purse camera. Note to annoyed self: buy more batteries!
I made coffee, read my Bible, and sat down to check my email. No internet! The satellite has been a bit of a problem all weekend and our service has been intermittent at best. More crankiness.
Then I realized that today is the first day of March and I changed my two calendars. Sigh of relief. March! The snow will melt and the daffodils will appear soon. Our son will celebrate his birthday. It will be spring break in a couple of weeks. Our 43rd anniversary is on the horizon. Whew!
Finally I flipped the page on my daily devotional calendar and got just the message I needed for today:
“God’s desire for you is that you be emotionally stable, consistent, reliable, and even in your temperament. He desires for your physical needs to be satisfied. He desires for your spiritual life to be balanced and growing. His will is never for one of His children to be on an emotional, physical, or spiritual roller coaster of extreme highs and lows. Rather, He desires that you be in balance and that you be able to confront both positive and negative situations with a consistency of joy, love, and peace.” Charles F. Stanley
Wow! Slap to the face and pat on the back at the same time. I spent most of my life watching the emotional roller coaster of my mother’s life, so for the most part I do manage to be consistent and positive. However, there are times when I find myself caught up in problems that cause me to falter, times when I have doubts about my decisions, times when I question the path I have chosen. I guess God knew I needed a little help today.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.