Monday, May 20, 2013
Confession #47 - Joy is the Best Medicine!
Click on the play button and watch. In this scene the main character, Walter, is so overwhelmed by the amount of issues going wrong with the home he's just purchased that he breaks down, not crying but hysterical laughing.
My life has been like this lately. It's been chaotic, hetic, and exhausting. But in the midst of it, I noticed an interesting change taking place in my heart....
I'll spare you all the details of the craziness itself, but suffice to say the straw that broke the camel's back occured on Wednesday evening after I noticed that my daughter's hair was infested with Lice. If you've ever had a run-in with these nasty creatures you know all the work involved in getting rid of them. It doesn't just take ridding them from the hair but you have to inhillate them from the home by washing and laundering EVERYTHING!!!
But on the contrary, I started laughing. Laughing like Walter in the Money Pit. An uncontrollable insane laughter when my heart starting feeling this tremendous joy. I was overwhelmed by the love and blessings I began to recognize around me. I began thanking God for giving me a home with a front door to welcome visitors, and a hot water heater, and an amazing and talented daughter, a new dog to share our love with and a husband that was here to vacuum up the mess. I thanked him that I had clothes to wash and food in the refrigerator, I thanked him that I had a job and friends, and family. I was in complete awe of God and His amazing provisions.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you again for all the tremendous blessing you have put in my life. Thank you for filling my heart with joy knowing that joy is being content in the midst of whatever circumstances I may face. I pray for my sisters-in-Christ today that they too will find the medicine of joy to bring calm in chaos and peace in the midst of panic. In Jesus' precious name I pray. AMEN!