Thursday, August 19, 2010

Humble Pie

I blew it today, not once, but several times.

I yelled at my Dad, who happened to be helping me at the time. He made a joke and I thought he was serious and I flew off the handle. Really off the handle. Telling him I was sorry just didn't seem like enough after that.

Then I yelled at the kids. All of them. When I find myself yelling at all of them, I know it must be something wrong with me-not anything they've done.

I prayed, confessed, apologized to the kids.

And then for my encore performance, I let my husband have it in front of my dear Mother in Law.

If God had not redeemed the day with an outstanding time swimming at the neighbors pool and a fabulous time at my Nephew's birthday party (in between the screaming at Hubs), then I think the verbal diatribes would've been totally discouraging.

But, as mad as I am at myself, God is good and He forgives. And He redeems not only us (which would be enough in itself), but He also redeems bad situations, even the situations we get ourselves into. Thank you my LORD, for Your tender mercy.


  1. Hi! I am coming by from your sweet comment at my blog. And I have to comment on this post. I SO, SO, SO, So get needing His redeeming touch on a day. And, indeed, for the very reason of exploding all over those I love the most. Sigh.

    I, too, am so thankful for God's mercy. And I am TREMENDOUSLY thankful He is not done with me yet! And that He loves me, even on my most unlovable days.

    So glad that day got better for you. Praying you feel extra loved on by Him today!
    Kimberly, a fellow follower of Christ in desperate need of Him EVERY day :)

  2. Kimberly,
    Thanks for stopping by! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I am glad to know that I am not alone! I have been reading your posts on your blog and your writing is truly annointed, my friend! Much of it speaks directly to me and I get so much out of my time at your blog.
    May God bless you and your abundantly!