It had been a frustrating morning. I had lost my patience
What "gripe" lies hidden in your heart that needs to land somewhere? Before you start your day, pour your heart out to God with honesty and candor. Tell Him exactly how you feel and what brokenness or burden is weighing you down. Whenever you encounter frustration today, go to the throne before you go to the phone!"Kari Patterson, 'Plenty'
How often do I try to depend on people--whether it's my husband, my sister, my best friend, facebook, a telephone call, or whatever---to 'fix' my problems, instead of first bringing them to God? He is not only willing to hear me out, He WANTS me to come to Him so He can take the burden from me. Who else can do that for me?
My challenge to myself this week is this: When those frustrating times happen (as they do for ALL of us), I'm going to try to stop and bring them to the throne of my Father. Will you join me in going before the throne instead of the phone?
Blurry, yes, but a beautiful moment caught, nonetheless.