I’m starting 2018 off being thirsty.
Thirsty for a new me – one who is grounded and rooted and watered like a flourishing garden. One that fully relies on Jesus to help me get through this adventure called life.
That surely isn’t the current situation. Oh, no. Not one bit.
Too many nights I come to this keyboard disappointed with the person that I have become. Bedtime doesn’t go smoothly and I leave my daughters room thinking I just don’t have what it takes. I blow up at my kids when they don’t listen for the millionth time and storm off – just like a spoiled brat myself (just happened again 5 minutes ago, actually). Nice, right?
I know we all have our bad days and this life is never going to be perfect. I also know that something within me is struggling deep down inside. There is a battle – a battle for my reactions and my words and my tone. A battle for my relationship with my kids. A battle for my marriage. A battle for my soul.
And I’m not giving in.
God, I seriously need you now.
Isaiah 58:11 – The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
YES, Lord! Make me like a well-watered garden!! I want to be an ever-flowing spring for my family. I don’t want them to look back on their childhood and let the times mom lost it be the main memory. Oh, God. Please help me.
Tonight on this #thirstythursday I invite you to be changed by the only One who can offer life giving water. Jesus.
He will be your guide. He will give you water. And you will never thirst again. Won’t you join me? Just say yes. He will meet you wherever you are tonight – in the midst of your brokenness and dissapointment and struggles. Right there. He will be.
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