I am not quite to a good routine with my laundry. In fact, this has been a pretty discouraging week. I can’t put my finger on it all, but I have just felt stuck. Unmotivated. And it is not just about laundry. Getting up in the mornings has been incredibly difficult this week. I haven’t had much of a desire for anything this week. Blogging, being around people, keeping up with the house. I’ve just wanted to sleep all week.
My journaling from a few days ago:
Lord, I need you. I feel caught. I am overwhelmed by all there is to do around the house. I have no desire to do it. I am feeling the weight of the mundane.
This morning, the Lord met me with this:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13).
And I am sure of this that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).
for it is God who works in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
I may be down this week, but I can have a confident expectation that the God of hope is working in me, and can fill me with all joy and peace. Even as I fold laundry (again). Even when my heart is discouraged and I just don’t feel right. Even when it feels like I am going backwards. I can have hope because I know that God is the one doing the work, not me. When I let go and give up, He is still in control and is still moving me forward.
If you are having a hard week, like me, be encouraged! The God of all hope is working in you!