Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's a New Day

The last two days I have admittedly needed an attitude check. After the seizure Sunday night, I've kind of had this attitude of, "Seriously? Now?".

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when we get scared we also get angry or lash out? That's a place I've unfortunately found myself in a few times over the past two days. I'm a little angry and sarcastic on the outside, but I'm shaking on the inside.

I can't remember what night it was (my memory has been fuzzy since Sunday) but Audrey said something that really hit me today when I remembered it. Whatever night it was, I was sitting on the couch and Brent was in the recliner. I don't remember what we were talking about, but I do remember that what Audrey said came out of nowhere as she stood by her daddy. She said "Tomorrow is a new day".

At the time, I thought "How random!" and I smiled and didn't think about it again--until today. When I thought of it today, I thought about how wise my little four year old daughter can be sometimes. Her simple little words that I brushed away that night are actually wise beyond her years. I have a lot to learn from that little girl.

It is a new day. It's His day. I can give everything to Him--my worries and my fears. For some reason I had been holding onto them with a strong grip the last two days. Why? I don't know.

Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:25-27

I'm going to treasure those simple words that came out of the mouth of my small child. It's a new day. Something I hope I will remember every morning.


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