2 Cor. 1:3-4 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
I saw this on a blog this evening and really liked the idea of Word -Filled Wednesday's, plus it didn't hurt that I had the perfect scripture for today! If you read this regularly, you know that my oldest daughter was home for three weeks with a stomach issue and that my husband's mother passed away this past weekend. As if three weeks of being stressed to the max between trying to get my daughter better, being a wife to a stressed out husband who was dealing with the impending loss of his mother wasn't enough, I still needed to pay attention to our youngest daughter, go to a workplace that I know can't hardly tolerate and make it to all the required volleyball practices and games. Forget cooking, cleaning and my all important reading time!! This has been a horrific month to say the least. In comes my best friend. I spoke to her briefly Sunday morning in passing when we knew the death was near, but at least my children were feeling better so I could really focus on my husband. Fast forward to Sunday evening. The call comes in and then during the night both girls start with two totally different, but concerning coughs. I dropped my husband off at the airport, came home and gave the oldest a breathing treatment, realized we weren't going anywhere so I made the call to work and then to the schools. Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to call in for the fourth week in a row to let them know that your daughter won't be there yet again?! Thankfully I got voicemail. Today while I was at work fielding text messages from a hurting husband and uncomfortable children, my best friend sends me a text with this scripture reminding me that God is comforting me in that while I'm required to be superwoman (temporarily I hope) He can be my supernatural superman. Tears poured down my face because I haven't talked to her since Sunday morning, yet she knew I need encouragement. I'm so thankful that God encourages and comforts us so that we can be a comfort to others, while at the same time others around us can be comforting us. I hope that made sense put in words. My husband made it through the viewing and will make it through the services tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to having him home, but am taking comfort in the fact that God's got it all under control!
If this is the first time you've stopped by, I'm not generally this whiny! I don't mean to sound whiny at all actually, just incredibly grateful that I know the Master Comforter and that He knows me!! Be sure to stop by the Internet Cafe Devotions blog to enjoy other Word-Filled Wednesday posts.