Count our blessings

Isn’t sometimes being an adult hard? It would be so nice if adults could have a real break in the year. It could be like summer, except instead of a break from school, it’s a break from all responsibilities, obligations, and bills. I could use one of those right now. 🙂

Eric and I have been feeling a bit burned out lately. Its too easy to get caught up in all the day’s tasks and to-dos and forget to take sometime for yourself, or your family, or your relationship with Jesus.

Time goes by so fast and it can be very difficult to live each day intentionally; really taking each day as a gift. Days get full, and weeks get busy, and then one day you find that half the year has already past!

But alas, we talked about it this evening and we are determined to keep our chins up and count our blessings. We really, truly, are blessed, and I don’t want us to forget that.

We’re prioritizing some quiet time this week, and looking to Christ for our strength when we are weary.

God has been reminding me lately, through my devotionals, how much He is in control of our lives; and how much I’m not. As much as I often think I’ve got it all down, I’m a lowly, unworthy sinner who gets it wrong more than I get it right.

I’m glad to know that the God who designed and created the universe is the one who directs our lives.

So, in the meantime Eric and I will be resting in the assurance that our Lord is taking care of us. He will carry us when we are tired and worn, and provide us new mercies in the morning.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.   Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matt. 11:28-29