Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Frustrations and Gratitude.

In the past couple of the days I have been a little frustrated with life I guess you could say. I think there are several things that have brought me down but I am happier today! So many things just have not been going my way but should they always go my way?! NO, NO and NO!!!! I plan for things, I make to do list and I think I am pretty organize but none of that matters. All that matters is what God has in store for us and He has his own plan and to-do list for each of us. So then I thought why think of the things that make me stressed or unhappy I just need to think of the things that make me jump for Joy! Like these 2 guys!

So then I thought Gratitude is what I need to be thinking and I need to think it more than I do!


I opened my devotional today and there was so much it seemed to be talking to me. I feel a little more at ease today and yes I feel frustrated some but I know it will all pass away. Title of my devotional today is ... Isaiah 40:27-31... One of my favorite versus is in the book and in this chapter well and is one of these versus. So basically my devotion was on running well in the course of life. It is not about running to get the prize or running to be the first one to be completed. It is about patience "wait on the Lord" Isaiah 40:31. My devotional quote that stuck out to me was, "doesn't waste energy trying to do things on his own. He looks to the Lord for his strength and hope.

WHAM in the face right. So do I feel less frustrated yes.. am I still angry about some things in my life, yes... but I know that if I react and say things out of anger or strike back in a way that is not becoming, I am not acting how God would like for me to. I want to take the high road and I want people to see that in me. I want to become patient even when things are not going my way and when I am struggling to understand why. I know God is in control. I know if I will turn to the Lord and run the race with Him, He will give me strength and hope.

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles
they will run and not grow weary
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 31

I know I have not be patient gracefully the past couple of days and I know I have a lot to work on in the patient department. I am more of a need to talk it out and need confirmation type of girl but I am working on it and I can't promise it will not happen again but I can promise to try my absolute best to patient with the Lord and run the race with Him and to have more Grace doing it!


  1. we never know just what GOD has in his plans....what devo book are you reading, i need to get one?

  2. I need to work on all of those same things too! I hope your week gets less frustrating :)

  3. I have been "blog stalking" you (we went to high school together) for a few months now and I thought I would stop and finally comment on this post.
    Great post! KLOVE challenged listeners to pick a word and my word for the year is Patience. Oh how I wish that was an easy thing but for me it is hard. Hope you are blessed in some way today and that your week goes better.
    Your sweet family is adorable. I Love reading your blog. BTW we have tried the Salisbury steak recipe and we love it.

  4. Jennifer this year I am doing "Our Daily Bread" It is very simple and easy to read but to the point. I Love it because it only takes a few minutes which is perfect for my crazy morning but also I get enough out of it that I feel I am learning so much through each day.

    Lindsey, you are not a blog stalker you are a follower. Glad to have you on board! I will be checking out your blog as well!