8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
I'm drawn to the blogs that are just "keepin it real". So today...here's to "keepin it real"!
I'm just plain frustrated. *Been in the office too much*
2 Corinthians 4:15 (New International Version)
15All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Feelin a bit beat up. *Can't quite see any relief in sight*
**Thankfully we don't walk by sight**
2 Corinthians 5:6-7 (New International Version)
6Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7We live by faith, not by sight.
Tired. Weary. ** Too many late nights for this girl** Just a summer time thing...I mean who wants to eat dinner when the sun is still shinin ...and then after you eat at 9pm who wants to go to bed on a full stomach...not the people in this house apparently...hehe.
Heavy. **There is so much...just so much...I can barely think of a few people that I know that are not going through something stinkin hard right now....STINKIN HARD. I mean big grown-up hard stuff.**
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (New International Version)
16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Ps...Please do not view this as complaining....I am truly so very thankful....just a bit of "keepin it real."
Pss....This is how I view it.....my 2 year old is challenging me to the hilt right now....even in the very midst of the most extreme tantrum....(and he is the master of the tantrum)....I just wouldn't trade him for ANYTHING NOT ANYTHING.... AND I AM SO THANKFUL FOR HIM AND HIS LIFE AND WHAT HE TEACHES ME....(which is mostly patience at this point) so "keepin it real" for me is just acknowledging that there are some BIG challenges..........but I am truly thankful because with each thing I mentioned it means something soooo much better.