Before you get too far into this I'm going to warn you. I have no idea where this post is going. The day has been wacky. So, if anything good comes from it it will surely be God's hand.
I was at our local superstore needing to get a tire fixed. There was hardly anyone working. They said it'd be a while. I said that'd be okay. So I shopped with my son Hawk. And Hawk was great. He even made his happy noises. Didn't complain hardly at all. When I got back to the automotive section I find out the tire can't be repaired and it will take some more time. By this time I'm exhausted (while remembering I got absolutely nothing done at home yet) but I can't fit into the waiting room with my full cart and Hawken's wheelchair so I stand.
I see a sign that says ask the manager if you need help so I decide to ask for a chair (none of the chairs in the waiting room were able to be moved). And guess what -- they got me a chair! So Hawk and I sat and sat and sat. My legs were happy I asked for a chair. Hawk was happy I asked for a chair because I was no longer standing over him hugging him.
I read in something somewhere recently that kids want to grow up because they want to be in control. But when we grow up we realize we still aren't in control. And when we try to control and things don't go our way we get frustrated and stressed and no longer can see the beauty and joy around us.
Here's a great link that gives you 67 verses about God being in control. Let me share a couple with you below:
Joshua 1:9 says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Jeremiah 32:27 says, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?"
God is so good. God is so very good. It is the thing we have to hold onto during all our days.
And ask for a chair when you need one.