Oh, Five Minute Friday, again you challenge me.
This word “again” is annoying. I connote unpleasant things with this word.
An olive shoot is being difficult again.
My husband has to travel again.
A family member is ill again.
They didn’t empty the dishwasher
or close the door on the dryer so now the light is out
No one puts away the clean clothes
They rustle through all the other clothes and leave things in disarray
You get the idea
Something I don’t like is being experienced additional times. Wow.
And it’s not like I see it only in others.
I have my own “again’s” which feel even more disappointing.
But since I only have a few more minutes, let me tell you about another again which can help me not spiral into hopelessness.
A few years ago, the Hubs got me this pretty print from a West Point mom/crafty girl/blogger.
I bespy this reminder of God’s faithfulness again in my hallway. Again I stop and consider the Lord’s treasures and promises.
New every day
Again, I approach the throne of grace and ask for His guidance and help.
One of my favorite Scripture verses: Lamentations 3:22-24
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”