The Aches and Pains of Life

The second Monday of school for the new school year, and my little girl complains of a headache and pain in her stomach. The mommy in me wants to hold her, cancel all plans for the day, and give in to her complaints. I want life to stop, just for today.

But life can’t stop. So many times I wish I could slow things down… and I have taken major steps in life to make sure I am relishing each moment. Then there are times that I want things to speed up. The getting-ready-for-school process this morning was one of those times. Honestly, getting ready for every day is a process that could go a little bit faster if I had my way.

However, I need to slow that down, too. I don’t want to rush. I want to be on time, but I don’t want to wish time away. And the aches and pains of our day are mild in comparison to the aches and pains of others. Some are battling major heartache and insurmountable pain. I am praying for you.

So for today, I am choosing to surrender my preferences of how I think the world should run and rest in God’s plan for all of it.

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”Matthew 6:34

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