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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Have The Sunday Night Blues?

Do you get the Sunday night blues?  The weekend is over.  The laundry still isn't done.  The alarm clock will be screaming tomorrow at an hour too early.

This Sunday, I was starting to feel pretty sorry for myself.  I had just come off a funeral and the tenth anniversary of 9/11 haunted me all day.  Especially since I’m heading to New York in the morning.

The last thing I want to do is jump on a flight, Lord. 
As I put the girls to bed, they hugged me extra tight.

“Why do you have to leave in the morning?  Why can’t you stay home with us?”

I just need more time with them, Lord.  It’s so hard to leave.

I fought back tears as we opened our devotional together. 

And God spoke.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

The words cut to my heart. 

Sometimes, God does that.  He speaks to me loud and clear.  His words are like healing balm to my fresh wounds, and I’m thankful for today.  For tonight.  For this moment.  And this moment is so lovely that I have to stop and catch my breath.

In the midst of my revelation my 5-year-old bellowed, "You're going to be alright, Mom.  You've got to face your fears!"

Where the heck did that come from?

It's all part of the grace of this moment.

Tomorrow?  Well, as Mark Twain once said, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” 

Do you find yourself preoccupied with tomorrow instead of embracing this moment?


Connie@raise your eyes said...

Ha! Love that 5 year old's wisdom...echoing what you've taught and applying it to the moment. Praying for your journey and safe return.

Heather Sunseri said...

Great thoughts for a Monday after 9/11. Have a safe trip to NY. Look at it as a way to continue to pour love into that extra big city still hurting. I know if I was feeling the pain (in KY) as I watched some of the specials yesterday, New Yorkers must still feel parts of it like it was yesterday.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Oh my word, yes. My husband always has to tell me to stop running down the path. I'm great at imagining what could happen.

I'm glad God spoke to you and your daughter spoke up.
~ Wendy

Unpolished Parenting said...

As moms I feel that we easily get caught up in stress and worrying. Always trying to plan for every situation that could arise, always needing to feel prepared... in control.

As many times as I've heard that bible verse, I never tire of the peace it brings me.

Safe travels!

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

My son Noah always quotes that passage to me -- so that should tell you all you need to know.

Traveling mercies, friend. Love you and your honest heart!


How sweet of the Lord to lead you to the verses that would encourage you.


Esther said...

hope you time in NY is fruitful and peaceful. I love how God speaks through five year old!

Esther said...

hope you time in NY is fruitful and peaceful. I love how God speaks through five year old!