As a very busy and involved Sandwich Generation granny nanny and caregiver, I have plenty of good days and bad days. For that matter, I can have good moments followed by bad moments followed by good moments followed by bad moments…. I am constantly having to turn to God and ask Him to keep me going, keep encouraging me, keep lifting my spirits – and He does it so wonderfully!
This week I was especially blessed twice over. First, I was having a bit of discouragement over something that, in retrospect, was pretty trivial. But boy, the devil loves to rub our noses in those minor things and make us think they're way bigger than they are, doesn't he? I trudged up the stairs, praying specifically for God to keep me going along the path I KNOW He has called me to and to encourage me as I did so. And I prayed for Him to let me see His angel armies in a special way. (Yup, I LOVE the new song, Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) by Chris Tomlin).
Immediately I was so blessed by a sweet sense of His love and encouragement, which was quickly followed by my walking into the room only to be wonderfully greeted at that very moment by just that song! What an intimate love He has for each of us. The God who so perfectly and delicately and delightfully created our wonderful world and filled it with all manner of lush beauty, intriguing (and often downright funny and adorable) animals, and intricate and exciting new mysteries for us like DNA is the same God Who promised He would never leave us or forsake us and that we could bring ALL our cares to Him – always and forever. Talk about awesome love. Not to mention the BEST Valentine's gift ever – all year round!
What a lovely treat for me. And, I pray, a wonderful encouragement for all of you as well – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation.