~ Discouragement is no respecter of persons.
February was a tough month. A packed schedule with doctor appointments, traveling, obligations, and office work combined with a recurring bout of acid reflux and friends in crisis pressed down upon me like a dark cloud.
~ I hate traveling.
Okay, I already knew this but it never changes. Perhaps if it were for fun or rest I might enjoy the journey more. Three weekends of "must" travel wore hubby and I to a frazzle.
~ God gives light in dark places.
In the midst of everything, three days with Lily and laughter and life brought a short respite.
~ I must give myself permission to rest.
Over and over the theme of rest kept resounding this month. I am taking time to lay down with a book or spend a few extra minutes in bed in the morning or simply say no to others and yes to me.
~ Hope can be as simple as two little words - begin again.
Don't give up.
~ Sometimes waiting, when I want desperately to solve a problem, is prayer.
I battled several nights with the temptation to try to fix a relationship. Everything in me screamed to do something! The still small voice reminded me that God was at work. My work was to wait.
~ God is in control.
This one is an ongoing lesson. Once again I am reminded how easily my heart rebels against my circumstances. I struggle to escape these rugged places. In acceptance lies peace.