I heard, and trembled within; my lips quivered at the sound. Rottenness entered my bones; I trembled where I stood. Now I must quietly wait for my day of distress to come against the people invading us. Habakkuk 3:16 HCSB
My morning began with stubbing my pinky toe on a chair in the living room. Leaping to the sofa yelping and seeing blood trickle across my toes. My daughter very softly and asks “Mom are you ok?”
Every fiber in my body seemed to hurt and I simply wanted to crawl back in bed. I did not know it, but my balance was off because the flu had hit our house. The invaders were the viruses from the Mucinex commercial. We had gone to bed very late the night before, our throats were sore and we could not sleep. It hurt to swallow. I drove my daughter to school thinking in my head she should have stayed home, and praying she would decide to care for herself and call. I looked at her as she exited the vehicle and said “I love you honey call if you need anything.”
My one day off all week I dragged a huge basket of laundry next to the sofa and proceeded to fold laundry while lying down. Folding was a bit tricky and placing the piles so they would not fall was unsuccessful as they slipped off the back off the sofa. The phone rang. Our daughter was coming home.
If you are swept off your feet, its time to get on your knees. Fred Beck
Somehow a jolt of strength whipped into me as I stripped down her bed and blankets to give her clean sheets and warm blankets to crawl into. Where did my strength come from?
My lips quiver with fear. my legs give way beneath me and I shake in terror. Habakkuk 3:16 TLB
My flesh had no strength… I ached, but on my knees before the Lord he poured into me.
Well said my dear sister. Our strength comes from our Lord. In times where we are challenged the most and we wonder if we can go on; he reminds us that he is there. He never gets sick, he never sleeps and he never grows tired of our requests. Could we ask for a better father in heaven?
Ann Kroeker said:
Boy, you tend to dread the day ahead when it begins with stubbing one’s pinky toe on a chair in the living room…and blood trickles.
Loved the line about those invaders from the Mucinex commercial! I can envision them on the chair with their feet kicked up, smoking cigars and laughing at you while you lie on the couch folding and refolding clothes!
I get it. But then you end in His strength. Very nice flow, from stubbed toe to an inexplicable jolt of strength.
Ray Donahue(Big Bro) said:
Man you did it Donahue style girl……not one backward, still got the job done….LOL It’s **LL being Donahue but it’s the legacy of our Father that lives on through all of us. Tends to also really impress folks who don’t actually know how you feel inside.