A Different Perspective

And she is down… and out of the game. Unfortunately for my sweet family, and for blog land, the bug that has plagued my boys all weekend has finally caught the girls. Luke started with a croup like cough on Friday night and it has just gotten worse and worse. Noah started running a fever on Saturday night… but Ava and I were still good. Unfortunately, yesterday we both started coughing. I still was hanging in there, but fever has found me tonight and I am out of the game. So… pray for Matt πŸ™‚ because he is still up and running and until Mommy is better, he is completely in charge. Thankfully, Noah is completely better. He burned a high fever and it just seems like that is all it took and he has had no other symptoms (why can’t all of our immune systems work that way?). Luke’s croup is better but seems to have migrated into a cold. However, at least he isn’t waking up all night long fighting for air.

Anyway, a long detailed explanation for why I won’t be blogging for the next few days. I think I might just take the rest of the week off to recover. Also, it is Ava’s 4th birthday on Saturday and there is a party to plan… even smaller than the pirate party, but nevertheless, there must be cake πŸ™‚ I am going to do a princess tea party for her and she is beside herself with excitement… or she was until she started with fever. But prayerfully we will all be better by Saturday to enjoy her birthday cup o’ tea.

In the mean time, as you watch what is happening in the economy right now, just remember that your future is not controlled by this moment. You are in bigger hands and your destiny goes beyond what happens with the financial markets of the world. This panic will pass and although we are looking at some very serious recovery time on the other side, I firmly believe that the market will eventually recover. The economy will come to a balance and will see brighter days again, but even if it doesn’t our lives are still in God’s hands. The only thing that you have control over is are you doing what you are supposed to be doing. Keep doing that and remember what Jesus said in Matthew: “Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink… For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”

Times of stretching and difficulty come and go, and it is in these times that it is so good to sit and read your Bible (and don’t groan like I just told you to go and take some medicine! It is actually even better for you than the “Nyquil” that I am about to take). As you read you will be reminded of the brutally difficult times that those amazing men of faith went through and yet still sang God’s praises in the midst of it. In the good times, it is easy to sing praises. In the face of adversity, it is your lifeline to praise Him. When you praise Him you remember who made the heaven’s, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, who knew you from your mother’s womb, who knows the end from the beginning, and who works everything for good. Praise brings a whole different perspective, and it is a perspective that we all need right now.

Our God is bigger, and He says not to worry… so as for me, I’m believing my wonderful Father for healing tonight and receiving what Jesus already did to make provision for that healing for me and for my family. I am praising Him for the way He takes care of me and my family and I am excited to see the good that He is working on our behalf.

God bless and I will see you soon… or maybe after the birthday party πŸ™‚