Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Anger #4

I still have a few more anger posts to do. Hope you are up for them:) You have all heard the saying "If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." It sure rings true in my house. I totally set the tone for the day. If I start the day off angry, I know it's going to be a rough one. Gracie and Piper respond to me and to each other the very same way that I respond to them. You know, you are in the kitchen washing dishes and you hear one of your kids say something to their sibling in a tone that is terribly familiar. You correct them, yet your heart is grieved because you know where they heard it first. This happens far too often in my house.
Or you correct them in an angry manner and they give it right back to you. Yeah, that's why God says "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." They respond so differently when I correct softly.
It is amazing to me what an influence I have on them. I am often overhwelmed by that fact. Being such a sinner, I often ask the Lord why He gave Gracie and Piper to me. Didn't they deserve a loving, caring mommy who would take much better care of them? Then He reminds me that He has ordained these two little ones just for me. They are the perfect children for me. And He has called me to the task and He will help me complete it. "The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him."

1 comment:

The Pennells said...

Gurl! Have you been hanging out at my house and watching me with my children? Thanks for being humble and talking about this. Sometimes I feel I'm the only one who struggles with anger. Just reading God's truth you have put along with you honesty is soooo helpful!! Thank you, thank you!!