Monday, November 21, 2011


For the last week I have felt like a failure. I have blamed exhaustion, sickness and sleep deprivation for my sin. I have been lonely, sad, angry and frustrated. I haven't been looking to the right source for my strength and not seeking God for His love. I'm thankful for a God who is merciful and loving. There are going to be times that I fail...and I can't get stuck into thinking I am a terrible mother, wife, daughter and friend. I have to ask forgiveness and give HIM control...seeking Him for the strength and wisdom I need to accomplish the tasks He has for me. I couldn't sleep tonight because of all these struggles in my mind. I got on my knees and started praying...crying and talking to someone who loves me and is my comfort. "The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in STEADFAST LOVE" Psalm 145:8. So comforting and convicting at the same time. I can rest knowing that I have been forgiven...and that tomorrow I can choose to think on Him. I can wipe three runny noses, lovingly hold two very sweet crying babies and clean one more mess knowing he will hold my hand even through those little tasks that sometime seem so hard. If this is all God has for me tomorrow, I pray that I will do it to lovingly...reflecting His love.

Just wanted to share this has definitely been one of those weeks, and I always love sharing what God is teaching me. I hope it will be an encouragement to you!

a thousand times I've failed, still Your mercy remains

A thousand times I've failed
Still your MERCY remains
And should I stumble again
Still I'm caught in your grace

Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame

Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise

Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame

In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love you from the inside out.


  1. One of my fav songs, thank you for sharing!! So true and a good reminder about His Mercy, His Grace & His Control...Lately, I've had to say out loud...I Trust You God!! There's just power in His Name and saying it out loud and the feeling of His Freedom that comes with that is so amazing!! Love you girl, Aunt Lori

  2. great note of encouragement!! good to know I'm not the only one with these times! God is the only source of joy and energy at times - makes me so thankful!! :)

  3. Wow I really needed to read this today! Thanks for sharing this :-)

  4. I'm so glad it was an encouragement...Thankful for His Mercies!

    Thank you Aunt Lori...Love you too and you have been in my prayers often.