Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Great is Thy Faithfulness

I threw a temper tantrum yesterday.

I did. I stomped my feet, balled up my fists and screamed to myself. Yep. I did.

It was not my proudest mom moment, as my 5 year old watched the whole ugly thing.

I shudder to think what message I sent, even though I know that it was that or strangle him :)

Today, as we are moments away from starting another potentially-frustrating day of school (potentially great as well!) I am reminded that those moments, and moments like them, are behind us and do not establish the basis for today. Thank goodness...
These words spoke to my heart this morning...

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
       for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (NIV)

Yet I still dare to hope
      when I remember this:
 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
      His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness;
      his mercies begin afresh each morning.(NLT)

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope
 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed,
 because his compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (KJV)
Lamentations 3:21-23 they speak to my mind and heart this morning I am reminded that we get to start fresh today! That is a huge blessed part of being a child of God ...we get to start fresh every day!

So, here is praying for no more tantrums, from mommy or the kids ..and for a day full of God's mercies :)

May you be blessed today, full of peace and God's matter what yesterday was like! :)   ...welcome and thank you for visiting you ifellowshippers!


  1. You know, sometimes our frustrations get the better of us. Sometimes our kids need to see that we are not perfect and we have those times too. It's okay, as long as we learn from them.

  2. Oh, I have those moments too! You are not alone. Such a relief to know those mercies are new when we wake up. I can relate to the need for less stress in my I'm following you now. Happy iFellowship Day. :)

  3. Been there! However, mine are usually as we are getting into the car - or at least trying to get out the door. I'm so glad that they barely remember those crazy mom moments when they wake up.

    I get a new kiss & hug from my kids every morning - and now I see we get one from our God as well!

    thanks for sharing & being so vulnerable with us all.

    I'm here from iFellowship - only a day late! so sorry! But so glad I pushed through the list!

    I'm featured today on Seeds of Faith - writing about Gumbo of all things! Come see me if you get a chance!

    have a great Thursday!

  4. This is the hymn that I sing to my son on a weekly basis. I love the reminder, "there is no shadow of turning in thou hast been thou forever wilt be." Now I'm not usually a "high English" kinda gal, but that gives me goose bumps!

  5. I really enjoy and am encouraged and uplifted by reading your blog! Thank you for sharing your life and leading as God would have you to lead. As a mom to 3 (age 6, 3, and 11mo) and a stepmom to a teenager (fulltime with us) I can relate so well to many of your tales. God bless you and your family!

  6. Your post brought back some humiliating memories from my years of mothering. Where once I might have felt debilitating shame I now rejoice in gratitude for God's grace. I am grateful for the lessons I learn from my mistakes. He will use all experience for our benefit - past, present, future, good, bad and indifferent.

    (1 Thessalonians 5:18)


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