Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Looking Unto Jesus

He is so faithful and merciful and loving.  He is my Heavenly Father.  He knows.  He sees.  He understands.

Psalm 113 
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O Servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!
The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! 
Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?  He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.  He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.  Praise the Lord!

Doesn't it hurt to be hurt?  Oh sweet moms, does anything destroy your focus like emotional pain?  I want to focus on the work I have to do, my work at home.  My desire is to focus on my relationship with God, and loving my husband, and caring for my children.  But painful blows can send that plan into chaos.  I'm learning and I'm growing and I'm thankful that God is teaching me.  We just can't let anything remove our focus from the purpose we have been called to as workers at home. 

Here's what I'm learning -

You can't make someone love.  You can't make any person do anything.

Refusing to forgive will hurt you and possibly your family.  Forgive.  Move forward from there.

Moving on may really mean moving on.  It seems so difficult but it may be the best decision for you.

Pray, pray, pray, pray.  (I should have put this first)  Pray that God will help the hurt.  Pray that you will not sin.  Pray that God will help you to not say the wrong thing.  PRAY!

The Holy Spirit led me to these verses and I thought I would share them.

 James 3:17-18  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. 

Today it is my duty to make peace.  Real peace is found only in Jesus so I must look to Him.  I will look to Jesus, keeping my mind steadfast on Him. (And as the Psalmist said, I will rejoice in being the mother of children!)

We must make sure our focus stays on the Lord and that we are found faithful as workers at home.  We all have those hard times, we all deal with difficult people, but we must not allow our families to suffer neglect or our spirits to be pulled down.  Look up when life pulls you down and allow the peace of God to fill your heart and your home.  The work we do at home is the most important work on earth.


  1. Praying for you for some emotional healing and healing for that broken relationship as well.

    And I agree that having some raw emotions can really be distracting!

  2. Thank you for posting this, I was/am feeling a similar way, and your words touched me.



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