Broken Record.

Dear Friends,

On days like today I often think of a country song. Not any song in particular it's just that my life sounds like a country song.

Jennifer's Song, country style....

"Our car broke down and our phone's cut off.
I got pink eye... and a nasty cough.
And the twins still have goopy eyes, even with their meds...
but thank God, Thank God, it's time for bed!

We ain't got money to pay our bills.
Ain't got money for the Christmas thrills...
But we got love and some faith too...
We've got Jesus who will carry us through.
Yes, He'll carry us through.

Praying for a job (not one at the mall)
Praying for a job, and maybe insurance too?
praying for God to provide it all
And to help us see from His point of view.

We ain't got money to pay our bills.
Ain't got money for the Christmas thrills...
But we got love and some faith too...
We've got Jesus who will carry us through.
Yes, He'll carry us through."


What do you think? In all seriousness, sometimes you just have to choose to laugh or else you're going to cry. I know God is our provider. We are desperate to see Him at work.

Today I was blessed my friend Debi. She helped me with the house, cleaned bathrooms, vacuumed, swept, did dishes, made dinner. What love! It felt like Jesus coming and helping me in my day. And talking with her and laughing was a buoy to my rather "sad" circumstances.

I'm crawling into bed early tonight. It's that infamous time in a woman's life. I'm going to cuddle with some popcorn and a heating pad and a good book and hopefully fall asleep. And tomorrow my phone might not come back on. The car won't be fixed. None of that might change... but I know my God is faithful. I know He cares for me. I know that He loves me with an everlasting love. And I will try and fix my eyes on Him and not look to the circumstances of my day. My hope is in Him otherwise the weight of everything would crush me.

And tomorrow... if I just can't "bear" life I think some chocolate, a sad movie and a box of Kleenex might be in order. You just gotta let it out :)

Blessings on you dear friends. Let our hearts be focused on all that we have to be thankful for! We have been given so much. Yes, we don't have everything we want but He is sufficient. May He be enough in your life both now and always. May you see the bountiful blessings and not the "lack".

Comments

Anonymous said…
Praying that the Lord will fill your heart with joy and thanksgiving this week as you purpose to worship Him (amidst difficult circumstances).

He will sustain you and satisfy you. He is your provision in all things. Thank you for encouraging me to dwell on His promises and remember how rich we are in Christ.

So very grateful for all of you...

xoxo

K

One more thought--I stumbled upon this quote and found it very helpful:

"God does not give us everything we want, but he does fulfill his promises...leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself." -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Caren said…
praying for u guys jen! happy thanksgiving!
Sarah said…
Jennifer Leigh - am about to email you so check your messages when you get a chance! But also, that song is great. You are so good with words. And rhymes - wow! Your ability to express your life in the ups and downs and the humour, honesty, heart-felt-ness (hmmm made up word) astounds me. Love you! xxx
Mindi said…
Jennifer,

I love your honest, funny but seriously not funny.., but FUNNY song. I love you, and talking to you, and being real with you. Have a VERy happy and FUN!!! thanksgiving. Laugh girl, you have a beautiful smile. Let it Out.

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