We can often find ourselves entering new normals of life. It happens to each of us. For most of us, we are entered Kindergarten at school and before you know it, we are graduation High School. We are to follow the instructions in the Bible and gain wisdom.
Proverbs 4:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
A Father's Wise Instruction
Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight,
2 for I give you good precepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
3 When I was a son with my father,
tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.
5 Get wisdom; get insight;
do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
love her, and she will guard you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever you get, get insight.
KEEP THE FAITH
One of my new normals was when my mom went to Heaven a few years ago. I had taken care of her for so many years. My everyday life was traveling from American Canyon to Napa where she lived inside a care home. She was independent until she feel on Christmas Morning and broke her hip. She chose not to use her walked and it changed her life forever after the fall. She had therapy and learned to walk again. It looked promising until her medicare and medical wouldn't pay for it anymore. They removed her from the program and she ended up in a wheel chair for life.
I guess along the way, I blamed myself for not having money to help her get therapy. I was told by the care place, it's just the way it is and therapy would be thousands of dollars per month. I didn't see a way I could do that and tears filled my heart. My mom would end up beginning stages of dementia and sometimes she wouldn't know me. I'll end this story for today by saying this, change is not easy. Tears may come and your heart may be broken. All you can do is the best you can do. After my mom went to Heaven, I felt lost. I didn't know what to do with myself. After all, I watched over her since I was 18 years old, after my dad died.
NEW NORMALS ~
We search for a place to fit in in life and often forget about ourselves. The value of taking care of self while things change around us. Our faith comes and goes when a long term battle is here or maybe a short term battle. Let us not forget we face a new day with hope and someday we won't be on earth. We must do our best daily and press on. Gain wisdom along the way and don't become bitter because you are dealing with a hard season now. This too will pass and the wonder of what next happens in many cases.
I'm different inside and I know that today. I've seen too many things in life and wish others would just gain wisdom before speaking and actions. My heart is with those was face a hard day and hard decisions to be made. Keep the faith and know that God has a perfect timing for all things. My prayers are with those who face needing a job, financial blessings, health and peace within your own life. I do care about you, your family and friends. For all of you who are totally feeling peace today, help me pray for those who need encouragement today and help in their hard season.