Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rags to Riches

Yesterday was a frustrating day. Like, one of those days when you remember all the annoying moments and fail to see the good moments.
- I was irritated with my professors.
- Theory class was less than productive, and ethics class was moved to I couldn't go to bible study.
- I was late to meet my friend.
- I smashed my finger in the door of my car (like, it was stuck in my locked closed door. So now it's basically out of commission for awhile, which is a huge disadvantage, seeing as I work with my hands at the hospital, especially my right pointer finger!).
- I didn't feel good after lunch.
- And I have a zillion papers to write. Ok, maybe just 6, and 3 presentations. But it feels like a zillion. In 4 weeks.

But in the midst of that, I was reminded that God is faithful. And His grace prevails in the midst of life's frustrations.
- I went for a morning sunrise walk with my husband and pups.
- My dogs are becoming best friends.
- I had the best lunch with my mentee.
- I saw another arena of nursing - palliative care. I heard testimony after testimony from an MD about people who found hope in Jesus in their last days, which brought a period of peace. I was reminded that Jesus brings true peace. And he changes lives.
- I got out of class early.
- I got to go to bible study after all, and be encouraged by some amazing ladies.
- And J welcomed me home with the sweetest hug.

I wish I had seen those blessings a little sooner in the day.
But that's ok.
Thank goodness God's grace is sufficient to meet me in my selfish frustration, and remind me of his joy.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
2 Corinthians 12:9

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
Colossians 3:15

1 comment:

  1. Oooooohh Noooooooo, your poor finger. I hope you'll feel better quickly.