Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
I love that verse, and I pray that is what we hold onto each day during this new year we face. Looking ahead as much as our minds can hold, there’s a lot happening this year. Some things we know about and can plan for, but mostly things we cannot. I just pray that I might be closer to the Lord than ever before.
The book of James tells us that if we ask for wisdom, God will give it to us generously. I need wisdom every single day, so many times a day.
I had some heart to hearts with a couple of people this week. It was a rough week trying to get back into the swing of things after the holiday. Rough. My kids didn’t want to do their school work, and I really didn’t want to teach it. I had little projects going here and there, and my house just couldn’t get to where I wanted it. Or it would almost get there, and go right back to where it was when I blinked once. It’s winter (although a very warm one) and the boys were going stir crazy. I couldn’t hear myself think, let alone hear myself talking to God to ask for that wisdom (and patience and understanding and peace and rest) that I needed. I needed a break, and I knew it. I asked grandparents for some help, and they were there. It was good for all of us.
We had a great weekend with lots of family on Saturday and friends today. I love the support we get from all sides. I look forward to a better week.
The picture here is my dad’s hand holding my three boys’ hands. He thought it was kind of silly for me to take such a picture (he loves it when the camera comes out, ha!). But I told him to trust that it would be precious. It is to me. Don’t you think? And it speaks wisdom.