Finally, we had the eyesore of the ugly bulk fixed on the hardwood floor in the front room. It had been a week since the floor was fixed, but for some reason I kept walking by the spot cautiously to not trip as if the problem was still there. The humor in walking on a floor with the expectation of tripping made me think of how we seem to walk in shaky faith although God has proven time after time his ability to be a problem solver.
Fear not, for I an with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Funny Not Funny
We had that old nasty bulk in the floor from a hidden leak within our front end washer for awhile. We learned how to maneuver our footing to not trip while I searched desperately for an affordable handyman to do the job. The twins would do a tip toe method, my son would use the smooth slide method, and my daughter and I shared in being a bit clumsy tripping every time despite what method we used. We shared innocent laughter as we all tripped despite each one of thinking our way worked best in handling the problem. I researched trying to see if I could perhaps fix the bulk in the floor myself as a “DIY” project, but the issue was far more advanced than my handygirl skills could handle. I think about in life how oftentimes I would explore my own “methods” on how to handle life’s challenges before going to God in prayer and in scripture to lead the way with wisdom. God says in his word that in problems big or small we are always welcomed to come to him for nothing separates us from our Heavenly Father.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together fo good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
He Did It Before
I must admit that I’ve had my moments in balancing life and motherhood in wondering if I could handle it all. I can say in this year in transitioning to being a single mom of four that I’ve had my days where the tasks were never ending in seemingly one thing to handle after the other, trying to co-parent long distance ” in peace” while still hurting, and the long process to reach the final conclusion to the divorce proceedings still are uncertain in being up in the air. God has protected, provided, and made provisions through this whole process for the kids and I through it all. I’m reminded when I ‘m tempted to feel forgotten in thinking God is to busy to look in care to see what’s going on with little old me to remember how silly I looked in walking like I’m on a plank on the edge of a ship on the now flat floor. God has proven time again that he cares, he knows, and will make away for me. My faith in God and his word tells me to stop tripping despite what was behind me or what lays before me.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in hin, and he will act. Psalms 37:5