That’s what Alec says to me as we run errands today. Two little words.
There are many things wrong in our family life right now. The pressures of life that are not worthy of mentioning here. You may know what I mean.
My inner thought life is like a storm these days, one that refuses to move on. The waiting … the wondering …. the struggle to persevere.
My focus has long been on the “wrong” of my days: Middle school. School supplies. Braces. House repairs. Too many things to do in too little time.
The truth is that I am called to be content, but content I am not. Too many desires. Too many wants. Too many dreams yet unmet.
And then my son says to me, skipping as he typically does, “I’m happy.” He is happy to breathe. Happy to move. Happy to simply be.
He looks up at me and smiles.
And I smile, too.
Lord, once again, you speak to me through the simple joy I see in my son. Father, let me be content today, too. Content to breathe, content to move and content to simply be.
What a beautiful reminder and blessing. Life is HARD sometimes, it’s a struggle and doesn’t always make sense. Especially when the storm has been going on for a while. When you are in the word daily and praying so much you don’t know what to pray for any longer. However, when something as simple as a smile from a child and to hear 2 words, “I’m happy”…that’s a blessing of hope. It’s a reminder yes, that God is still listening to our cries for help and knows our needs, hopes, dreams and desires. No matter the circumstance, no matter how difficult it may look, HE WILL PROVIDE FOR OUR NEEDS… He gives us hope in a smile for things to come. 😉
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 HNV)
Find, HOPE in his promises…He hears your cries and sees your tears. He will answer your prayers. Just a nudge from him to remind you…he hears you. Thank you for your blessing of hope for me as well.
God bless 😉
I wish I could tell you, Shannon, how much you blessed me today. Thank you….and bless you.
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