Tuesday, May 24, 2011

But I Don't LIKE Being Stretched!!!

Oh, my goodness! It has been SO crazy at our house lately! We can't seem to stop being sick. MyHero kept smelling mold from under our kitchen cabinets. So in an effort to eradicate the mold, he demoed the lower cabinets.

We had NO idea that things were as bad as they were!!

Yikes! Some of the particle board was literally saturated with black mold. No wonder we've been sick! All that stirring up of the mold has caused me to get even MORE sick. I'm going to the doctor today to hopefully get treated for a sinus infection.

All this is going on and we still have our bedroom "under construction". We have been sleeping in Fashionista's room while the boys share their room with her. Not the most ideal of situations. My entire house feels like a construction zone. I just want some normalcy again!!!

To top it all off, MyHero tells me that we don't have the money to rebuild the kitchen. Ack! You mean things are going to have to STAY like this for a while?? We're going to have to continue doing dishes out of dishtubs filled from the bathtub?? We're going to have to keep looking for meals that require very few to no preparation dishes??

If there was ever a recipe for worry, this is it!! But then there's Matthew 6:25-34 to deal with. There is also what I read in Oswald Chamber's "My Utmost for His Highest" yesterday. ""It is not only wrong to worry, it is infidelity, because worrying means that we do not think that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything else that worries us... The great word of Jesus to His disciples is ABANDON."

As if that wasn't enough, this morning I read more. Today's reading was based on Revelation 1:17. "'He laid His right hand upon me.' In the midst of the awfulness, a touch comes, and you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ. The right hand not of restraint nor of correction nor of chastisement, but the right hand of the Everlasting Father. Whenever His hand is laid upon you, it is ineffable peace and comfort, the sense that 'underneath are the everlasting arms,' full of sustaining and comfort and strength." MAN! I could USE some of THAT right now!!

Oswald went on to say, "There is despair in which there is no delight, no horizon, no hope of anything brighter;" ( I can relate to THAT right now!) "but the delight of despair comes when I know that 'in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing.'  I delight to know that there is that in me which must fall prostrate before God when He manifests Himself, and if I am ever to be raised up it must be by the hand of God." Are you ready for the kicker? "God can do nothing for me until I get to the limit of the possible."

Getting to the limit of the possible is NOT something I look forward to! However, if it means " ineffable peace and comfort, the sense that 'underneath are the everlasting arms,' full of sustaining and comfort and strength." BRING IT ON!!