Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Isn't she bright, and cute, and cheerful?!? Yeah...this is what I would like to feel like! (I think my hubby and kids would like that too!) However, today, this is a little more accurate...

It is just one of those days when it is difficult to be loving and encouraging. I am quick to snap, easy to become irritable, and looking to pick an argument! I just want to be grumpy!

Unfortunately, the grumpiness is oozing out of me and infecting all the innocent bystanders--my husband and kids!

I need an attitude adjustment.

I tried dice.

I vented...nada.

I took a cat nap...still grumpy!

I think during these times, it is easy to believe the lies of this world...I can't control my emotions...I deserve to be grumpy...I can't help how I respond when my hormones are out of's all about me...

I am reading a great book right now called Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. It has been reminding me of my need to renew my mind (my thinking) by the Word of God. So, I went to my backpack (which is still unpacked from the hospital) and pulled out this book. I referred to some of the truths that counter these lies that I'm believing. Here is one that just happened to catch my eye...

There is no excuse for ungodly attitudes, responses, or behavior.

Ummm....maybe I shouldn't have gotten this book out after all. But I keep reading, and I turn to 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 in the Bible...

Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole
spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus
Christ comes again. God, who calls you, is faithful; he will do this.

Although I feel like I want to cling to grumpiness right now, my heart's desire is to be holy and blameless before God.

So, I am making a decision to choose a right attitude, a right response, and a right behavior--and I sense God's prompting me to begin this change of heart by publicly asking Todd's forgiveness...

Todd I love you! Will you forgive me for being argumentative, rude, and grumpy?

It's amazing how God works. The truth truly sets us free. I think I can see the sunshine starting to peek out!


Todd and Jenny said...


Yes, I forgive you! Even in your grumpiness, life with you is so much better than life without you. I love you. I always will.



LeeAnn said...

Thanks so much for sharing... this is truly a lesson for me as my hormones are acting out a bit. I actually have that book but have not read it yet, maybe it is time to pull it out.

We were really glad to hear that Katie is doing well and are praying that her recovery will be quick. Please let us know if there is anything you need :)

Kathy said...

Isn't the word of God amazing - it convicts us, and then, if we let it, it renews us! We all have days when we don't "feel" like very good Christians, but God loves us and uses us in our brokenness. Thanks for being so honest, and reminding us that God's word is the place to go when we are stuggling. He's just waiting to meet us there!


jessie said...

wow. I needed that. Lately I have been really really discontent and grumpy and its no ones fault but my own. My husband and I had a small argument about it today, and I truly could see how my attitude was affecting everyone else. Its a choice, and I can choose to be happy and act accordingly, but only with the grace of God.

Jen said...

LOVE that book! Life changing!