it seems as though problems are always coming our way. And accidents keep happening - a truck for example threw a rock and his my windshield and it needed to be replaced. that may seem petty and unimportant but things like this are adding up and causing a LOT of stress. I am not saying I want a stress free life, but if you could manage to take a minute and pray for a little break from things “going wrong” for like the next month (we are moving and starting new jobs) and I need a break from the problems adding up. they are driving me crazy and even though they are little things they are causing BIG problems!
I COMPLETELY understand.
Listen, we all have plates, and I may get full on a steak and baked potato and you may get full on a salad…but either way, we both get full. (thank you to my therapist for that great analogy)
I will pray for you!
Keep in mind that small problems could become big easily. Just keep focus. =:)
Holy Mary, help those in need, give strength to the weak, comfort the sorrowful, pray for God’s people, intercede for this family. May all who seek your help experience your unfailing protection… AMEN
I understand how you must feel. My husband have gone through similar things where we seem to argue over petty little things. Pray for your marriage every day and our Lord will answer your prayers.
I will be praying for your marriage so that you and your husband can be patient, understanding and kind with each other always.:gopray2:
Dear Lord, I ask that you remove the obstacles from this person’s life, if only for a month or two, so they can get stableized in the new environment. In Jesus name we pray.
Will keep your hopes in prayer…
Will keep you and your husband in my prayers.
Father, shield this couple in these times of distress. Amen.
This seemed pertinent:
The Mayonnaise Jar
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They all agreed it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”
The profess or then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things -
God, family, children, health, friends, and favourite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else – the small stuff.
“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, "there is no room for
the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. “Take care of the golf balls first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked”.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
Praying for you both…