Have you ever wanted the day off? From EVERYTHING? I have had a few days like that… One of our boys had a pretty severe asthmatic attack last week and ended up in the hospital. We are grateful that he was only in for three days and by Friday we couldn’t wait to come home. But as I drove out of parking lot I whispered under my breath, “I need a day off”…
A day off from being mamma, a day off from exhaustion, a day off from the stress that life can throw at us. Have you ever felt like that? Like life took you by surprise and you just needed some time to catch up?
As I continued driving from the parking lot my thoughts shifted from me to Him. To the One who watches over us and walks through the hard stuff with us. And I was overwhelmed with gratitude. Gratitude that God never takes a day off. And that when I am weak, He is strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10) I am grateful that:
- He never stops loving us
- He showers us with grace
- He never gives up on us
- He is always near
- He never grows tired or weary
- He reigns in power
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
So even though sometimes life is hard, and there are things we don’t understand and things we can’t control, I am grateful that the Father never takes a day off.