Monday, March 8

All I have needed...




He quiets my soul, rough and turbulent from exhaustion. This little one I rock in the wee hours of morning, malnourished and neglected, I cry His tears over. I feel helpless to fix the brokenness of the world so I rock the one broken piece at a time that He sends me. I am spread thin and He is my strength. His strength is made perfect in my weakness. When I am strong and capable, I get the glory. But when I am weak and exhausted and still manage to be kind and patient and loving - He receives all the glory. God does not stand at a distance.


The words well up in my heart, shoving over mind numbing tiredness: Great is Thy faithfulness. Great is Thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed, Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.


The day dawns, spilling precious sunlight across our bed, long before I would have wished it. Already I hear elephant feet on the stairs, a door slamming as the dog is let out and from the boy's room, "Mama... Mama? Mama - I wu woo! ...Up!" The days' begun.

7 comments:

destrella said...

Good reminder. I was actually pondering "I give up" vs "I surrender" this weekend. Different focus.... different glory. :O)

Marmee's Pantry said...

Oh the blessing of a new morning. Even when the birds start to sing WAY too soon...I just try to imagine how it would be w/o them. My 'babies' are now 22 & 19...how I miss those sweet little voices in the morning. Cherish them.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

OFH said...

Do you have another foster child?

Hannah said...

Good post, Di.
Thank you for the kind reminder, Kim.
OFH- yes. A little boy named Kaleb who is five months and a sad life story. He's very small and has a misshapen head, flat on the back from neglect but the brightest smile and dimples. He LOVES to eat. Especially at 2 am.

Jaime G said...

Oh, Hannah, what a gem you are! My husband was a foster child, and a family like yours made SUCH a difference in his life...

Praying for your strength and encouragement.

Joy said...

Dear Hannah,

What a precious photo of your baby with his hands folded in your newest post. It breaks my heart to think of anyone neglecting little babies. I will add you to my prayer list...what you are doing...being God's hands to love and nurture these little ones, taking care of them and crying over them...it's heartbreakingly beautiful. May the Lord bless you and your family as you serve Him.

Love,
Joy

Anonymous said...

Oh how it breaks my heart to hear of babies being neglected. This is something I often ponder as I watch my little ones drift off to sleep. God bless you for all that you do to help these precious children.