Daily Delight

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help. -Hebrews 4:16

I was looking back through the pages of my journal in order to write this devotional, and something I wrote came screaming at me through the lines of my handwriting. “I am exhausted.” Honestly, I don’t even remember writing that. I stared at it for a few minutes wondering if I really was that tired that I couldn’t remember what was going through my head in those moments. But here I am a couple of weeks later, I am still just as exhausted. I can’t remember the last time I cooked dinner or even showered. I don’t even want to think about tomorrow because I have no clue how I am going to get through today. But my husband and my kids are happy and healthy, and that is all that matters, right?

I have a natural tendency to stress about everything that I cannot control. And because of that, I am always exhausted - mentally, physically, and emotionally. So, even though my family is happy and healthy, they deserve much more of me than I have been giving.

I have been praying and praying to be more dependent on God. But I am often so prideful. I think I can take matters into my own hands and I can do everything all on my own. Newsflash to me: I can’t. I need help. I NEED the mighty hand of God to protect me and guide me. His hands are loving and capable. They are free of anxiety and fear. And before I even ask, my heavenly Father knows my worries and my needs.

So I give it all to Him at a throne of grace. There, I am not tired. There, I am new.

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About the Author

Brandi Olmos≫ ≫ Brandi, 23, is a nomadic military wife and mama to two little boys, currently residing in Dayton, Ohio. She can normally be found in the middle of a good book, behind the lens of her camera, or in front of a large bowl of spaghetti. With a degree in history, she awakened her love of writing through researching the past. Above all, she believes in passionate pursuits, vulnerable faith, agape love, and the power of grace and forgiveness through her Heavenly Father. You can follow her thoughts and adventures at brandiolmos.com.


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