This past weekend was not what I had planned at all! I was ready to finish decorating for Christmas, plus clean the house and get caught up on some work. Then out of the blue Saturday, my vision went blurry! It was honestly one of the scariest (and silliest!) things I’ve ever experienced! I was just picking up around the house, and I started not being able to see, and what I could see, looked like reflection off water! I thought I was having a stroke…and then the headache set in and I realized it was the world’s worst sinus headache. That sucker had me sick to my stomach, hardly able to stand, and physically ill for hours and hours. But I was so grateful it was just a sinus headache!!!
It’s funny how something like that can make us stop and appreciate all we have! I am so blessed with my 3 beautiful children and in that scary moment, I was terrified of not being able to watch them grow up!! The load of work I had to do suddenly was forgotten as I knew what my soul needed, was just time with my kids! We spent the whole next day just hanging out and snuggling and being together. Sure I still had a headache and wanted to rest, but my heart needed those special moments just showing them how much they are loved!
So come Monday morning I had a load of work to catch up on and started feeling a bit stressed, when I open my email and saw this as my devotional.
John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
What a great reminder I needed today!! It always strikes me that my devotional is JUST what I need to hear!! It’s like something hears all my worries and concerns and calms them with just a simple reminder.
This week I have a lot on my plate, but instead of feeling overwhelmed and stressed, my goal is to feel peace and not to be troubled or afraid. I hope you too can feel that this week!!