From Surviving to Thriving: Adulting is Hard (Comfort: Psalm 139: 3-4)

You search out my path and my lying down,
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,    
O Lord, you know it completely.

Psalm 139:3-4

“Sometimes you just have to pull up your big girl pants and get on with it!”, my teaching colleague reminded me.  It is true that life can dish up some pretty hard circumstances.  

Being an adult working out God’s call here on earth, involves hard work, tough choices, and frequently, self-sacrifice. If you are a parent you know, no matter how much fuss they put up, our kids need us to get them to bed on time.   Children need sleep every night in order to be successful tomorrow.  Taking care of others means stepping up and sometimes speaking the truth, even when it’s not well received.  

God knows how hard this is for each of us.  God knows our paths, our daily routines, and our bedtimes.  God is acquainted with how hard it is for us to say “no” (to our children) or maybe “yes” (to added responsibility).  God knows us and is calling us forward, with love, toward maturity. Adulting is hard, as they say, but God, who knows and loves us, is with us as we journey.

God, You are with us in all life stages.  As we care for ourselves and for those around us.  Thank you for knowing us so well. AMEN


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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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