Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Difficult Days

Yesterday was a tough day. I didn't even get around to blogging. Took Elon to the doctor, another ear infection. Seems like every time he starts teething he gets one. Then I feel guilty for letting him suffer from what I thought was "just teething."

Last night while trying unsuccessfully to rock Elon to sleep, I was at my wit's end. As I rocked, I began to sing prayers over him. I spoke blessings over him and peace and healing, afterall, the power of life and death is in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
It was one of those times where you just wait on God to "renew your strength." As I sat praying that God would give me the strength to "run and not grow weary" (Isaiah 40:31), I could sense His peace washing over me. After more prayer and a few tears, I got up feeling so much better, calmer, and able to minister to my husbands needs. (When he came home, I ashamedly admit that I was a "bear.") Elon almost immediately fell asleep, waking at 12:00 and 7:00am to eat and then sleeping until 9:00!!! Thank you Lord, for helping me through a trying day.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
-John 14:27


Mrs. Bonnie said...

I have done the same thing, and it absolutely does work! The babies calm down and relax, as does mommy,what a double blessing!

Davene said...

Aw, so sorry to hear about your rough day. I think one of the hardest times we ever had with Josiah as a baby was when he had an ear infection...and we didn't know it. We could not figure out what had happened to our normally cheerful boy, who cried inconsolably for hours and hours. It was such a relief when he started feeling better, and his sunshiny personality came out again. But, boy, that night of trying to soothe him felt like FOREVER!!!

I hope Elon is feeling much better very soon!