Brand spanking new, every morning

Fridays at the office are so hard. It always seem only half of us are left in the office to pain-stakingly endure the last dwindling hours of  a beautiful summer day. *sigh* The week always seems one day too long once Friday morning gets here…

This morning I was welcomed at work by a sweet email from my friend Andrea (the one who saved me from grocery-shopping horrors by telling me about Aldi’s). She sent me the following verses:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
   therefore I will wait for him”

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
   to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
   for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
   while he is young.
                           -Lamentations 3:22-30

Sometimes I can’t get enough of these verses. No matter what situation we find ourelves in….how could I let myself do that? what am I doing with my life? this situation is just hopeless.…I feel like these verses are God’s way of saying, hey now…slow down, take a deep breath, rest for a bit, and focus on Me…I will fix this for you, in My way, just be patient and give Me time.

I definitely forget about the waiting part. I will pray and ask for an answer or guidance, and if I don’t get something right away, I’ll change my tactic. Haha. Kind of like the Disney movie, Aladdin. God is not a genie, and no matter how much I try and twist my words or do good deeds, it’s just not about getting answers. It’s about being made holy, learning how to love better, learning to seek peace and wisdom, and learning how to stop being so inwardly focused. I create so much drama in my head, it’s ridiculous.

But I DO so love that movie. Let’s recap it, shall we? My connection between this video and my blog entry is that…while we DO have the power of God, he is NOT a genie in a lamp. (Feel free to sing along…I know you still know the words…)

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