daily life, faith life, prayer

The Next Two Weeks

If I don’t post much in the next weeks, it’s because I’m really busy. Somehow these next two weeks have filled up and there is not much white space on my calendar! I am babysitting six times, have dentist/orthodontist appointments, going to a stamping night, cleaning the church, participating in our Keepers at Home program, teaching 5/6’s (and the preparation involved), bowling Saturay mornings, Small Group fellowship this Saturday, and there is our usual karate on Tuesday/Thursday nights and Wednesday night with Trish.

Whew! I don’t know how I managed to get all that scheduled in these two weeks but I did. But the Lord knows how much I can handle and He has already seen fit to cancel an appointment that I had for this coming Saturday. Whenever I find myself in a week or two like this, a few appointments or activities will get cancelled and my load is lessened. Yeah! God is good :-).

I have to admit that I was fretting a few days ago about how I would get all this done. Remember there are still meals to make, school to be taught, household chores to be completed. But I took everything to the Lord and asked Him for His strength because I can’t do it on my own. It is so wonderful to know that I can go to Him anytime and bring my burdens, my cares, my conerns to Him and He. will. listen. Isn’t that such a comfort? He is concerned about every area in our lives. Every thing that concerns us, concerns Him.

One of my favorite hymns is What a Friend We Have In Jesus. I am so thankful that I have a friend in Him. I’m so thankful that He cares about me in an intimate way. I’m so thankful that He never gets tired or is never too busy to listen to me. He truly is the dearest, most blessed friend I could have!

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our Refuge–
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.
PS: for some reason I can’t get blogger to double-space when I use the center-align button. Anyone know how to fix this???

1 thought on “The Next Two Weeks”

  1. As my own homeschool week begins today, I plenty of busy “stuff” scheduled in the midst of this coming week. I’m encouraged by your post, that God will equip me to handle each detail.
    ~Toni (the Swap)~


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