Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cast Your Care

On any given day, stress can come and hit us between the eyes rather unexpectedly. I'm sure you know how that goes. You're going along in your normal routine and them, wham!, an issue arises out of thin air and you feel the stress mount. It's the stuff of life. It isn't always possible to fix it or make it stop. Sometimes we just have to get through it. How does a godly woman cope with life on life's terms? Read the instruction manual.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.  1 Peter 5:6,7
Humble yourself. It's very humbling to admit fear, defeat, incompetence and failure. We have to rely on the Lord and cast ALL our care upon him.

Does this mean that he'll fix everything up for us? Not always. Not even very often. Because he knows that we learn and grow best in times of frustration. He wants us to learn to turn to him, trust him completely and humble ourselves under his mighty hand. But he gives us great hope:
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation:but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Being a stay at home wife and homeschooling mother can feel like walking a tight rope at times. It can challenge us right down to our core. We are completely responsible for our children's day in and day out lives, the upkeep of home and hearth and guiding what can sometimes feel like a three ring circus. And if we're doing so without the support and help of extended family as many of us are, the challenge is intensified.

But we have an ally, a friend and a high priest who knows all about our struggles and he's there 24/7. Get to know him intimately. The One who made the earth, the stars and everything that is, cares for you and me and is ready and willing to be our comfort, our joy and the lifter of our heads.

Life is hard sometimes. But God is good.

Have a blessed day, sisters in Christ.

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