Tuesday, March 12, 2013

pushing through

 the last week or so has been really rough.  last week i had almost completely recovered from a bout of what i'm pretty sure was the flu, when kenzie came home from church complaining of not feeling well.  upon taking her temperature, it was 102!  she has been in bed every day since then.  it was bad when it was just one sick child, but on saturday, kylie woke up feeling sick, and she has been in bed sick every day since saturday!  kylie's temperature has been a lot harder to keep down; more than once her fever has gotten all the way up to 104!  that is more than a little scary...i'm just trying to push through these hard days.

today as i was reading during my quiet time, i was just flipping through the pages of one of my devotional books, and i came upon a song that is one of my absolute favorites.  i have a love for the old hymns and songs of the faith...there are so many great truths packed into the verses of these old songs, and i love most of the melodies, as well.  i try to teach these songs to the girls, because i'm afraid there might come a day when they won't hear these great old songs anymore.  this song just reminded me of how God always provides exactly what i need exactly when i need it.  the song {by Annie Johnson Flint} goes like this...

He giveth more grace, when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercies,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father's full giving has only begun.

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto man;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, 
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.

this song reminded me that through HIS strength i can keep on going, and keep on giving more of me when i feel like there's nothing left.  as soon as i got done praying and thanking Him for this word, drew called me and told me to be ready when he gets home from work, because i'm getting some time out ALONE.  talk about great timing! love that guy that the Lord gave me.  talk about giving me exactly what i need...

happy tuesday :-)

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