“Humbleyourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper timehe may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
I Peter 5:6-7
ThisSunday I found myself at home with three, yes THREE, sick littles. My threeyoungest (ages 4.5m, 20m & 35m) have been cooped up in this house with RSV – and I along with them. We’ve made 3 trips to thedoctor and one to the ER. It’s been a long sleepless, exhausting, emotionallydraining week. Frankly though, I don’t feel very rested today – our “day ofrest.” Maybe that’s why this verse kept playing over and over in my head. I maynot be able to catch up on laundry, dishes or sleep, but if I humbly seek Himand cast all my cares upon Him, I will find rest. I will be restored. It may not be in the physical sense we’ve alwaysknown as “rest”, but I will find wholeness in Him. And that wholeness will restoremy soul. And in that…that restored soul…there I will find rest. I’m so thankful that I have a loving and caringHeavenly Father whom I can cast all my cares upon. He will take the burden fromme – no matter how small it is – He truly cares! What a blessing that is!
So,even though I may be completely exhausted from the long week of sickies in myhouse, I rest in the fact that my Heavenly Father can and will sustain me. Hewill be there for me at when my 2yo can’tbreath and needs a breathing treatment. He will be there for me at when the hubster is getting ready to leave for his overnight shift andI’m feeling all alone. He will even be there for me when I wake up from ablissfully restful night of sleep. Okay…who am I kidding? That never happens! But, someday it will and there He will be…waiting.
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.