i've been pretty pouty lately.
with no good reason at all, i've been pretty down.
just whiney about all the little things in my life that haven't gone the way i expected them too.
and i'm sure for those around me, it's gotten quite annoying because frankly, i'm annyoying myself with this attitude.
recently, i've heard/read stories about friends and loved ones and the struggles they have been going through and how they are handling these situations with complete grace and trust.
this is a pretty big slap in my face, considering how good i really do have it and how much of a baby i've been being.
God has been reminding me that He has a plan for my life that is far greater than i could even begin to imagine.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
this isn't the only verse that says something like this. there are numerous times in His Word that He tells us that He knows what He's doing and that He loves us and WILL take care of us.
but even if the verse in Jeremiah was the one and only time He said anything like that, that should be enough.
if He said it, He meant it, and He will do it.
our Father has indeed blessed me in this life. i have it so good compared to so many others and have no right to complain or feel distressed.
i need to be reminded of this on a daily basis.
i've been acting like a spoiled child lately and it's just not right. He gives and gives and gives and i continue to take and expect more. i've totally taken for granted His grace and love and mercy and gifts.
i pray that He forgives me for this.
and i know He will because that's how He works. :)
i will count my blessing today rather than my misfortunes. i know the former greatly outweighs the latter.
i will rejoice in the goodness of our Savior and put my trust in Him and Him alone.
and someday in the future when i go back to my pouty and selfish ways(because i undoubtedly will) i pray that He slaps me in the face once again, just like He did today.