Miracles come in small, everyday packages.
My hubby and I were discussing just how much we have been through and accomplished in such a short amount of time. All thanks to God’s grace and the mighty work He has been doing in our lives. We have been in hyper-speed mode since the day we met and yet we are both still pretty impatient.
Long story short, we have overcome quite a lot in the short 3 1/2 years we have been together….wow, only 3 years? Feels like forever! In a good way of course 🙂
Through most of the trial and tribulations we have ended up taking the frustrations out on each other. It’s hard! We have to keep our cool during working hours and get the work done, we have to keep our cool with the kids, even though we end up being short with them and at the end of the day we both lash out after being overwhelmed. It’s normal, people do it all the time, but it is not ok.
This is something that we have battles, discussed and prayed over for the 3 1/2 years we have been together and I am happy to say that God has brought us to a place where we came together in the midst of the anxious moments. We found ourselves in a place where we could lean on each other and share our craziness without backlash. If two stubborn, hot-headed individuals like us can get there, anyone can! Now I don’t expect us to be perfect, but I am marvelling at the amazing work God is doing in this life and am sharing with all of you in hopes that if you too find yourself in a place similar to this, that you will find hope in this account.
It is human nature to lash out on those closest to you, this is when the defenses come down and you are finally able to unravel. I just want to encourage you to allow yourself to unravel and be raw with your loved ones, but be cautious to not take your anger and frustrations out on each other. On the flip side, if you have a loved one who is struggling and it feels like they are directing all their anger and frustrations on you, well i encourage you to try to see that they are hurting. Try to deflect the hurtful words and see beyond to the heart of the one you love. Comfort them, pray for them and pray for the strength and wisdom to not retaliate!
Jesus tells us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the love. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)
So lean hard on His truth, beg Him to show you His way and let Him love those around you in those moments you are not able to. Allow your Father to do a work in your life and you will be amazed in the places He brings you.
In the love of Jesus.