Hold On

Anyone ever had a month that just drags on and on and ooooooonnnnnnnn… little life hassle after another? Silly question you are all living humans; of course you have! You just sit there and think I can’t possibly handle another toddler melt down, another house problem, another petty argument with my husband. Than BAM, the toddler flushes a ball down the toilet, causing a melt down over the lost ball and a house problem that leads to an argument between you and your spouse over “who was supposed to be watching him. OK, OK, that didn’t actually happen but you get the idea. It’s been a month friends.

I was reading my bible, working out 5 days a week, drinking plenty of water, praying constantly and NOTHING, nadda, no break…..WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING WRONG???

But then (like always) there was my trusty heavenly Father, gosh finally 😉

” Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD” Psalm 27:14

Heres the thing, God didn’t take away the life hassles I was facing but, I stayed persistent in my faith. I made time every day to spend thanking and praising Him. No matter how difficult that day was, I made the time. It may have only been a quick ten minutes but I did it.

Why? because this year I am learning that I need to take care of myself (meaning my relationship with God) first before I can happily take care of my family. The days were long and I cried just out of pure exhaustion but I knew my loving heavenly Father was there somewhere in the mist of all the chaos He was there. And I clung to his promises.

” Because he loves me says the Lord ” I will rescue him, I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name” – Psalm 91:14

I’m not the perfect christen, I often went to God this month with tear filled eyes folding laundry. But my God is perfect, His, love is perfect and His promises are TRUE!

If you are going through ” the month” right now I urge you to cling to those promises and take comfort in them because friends, He ALWAYS follows through (I’m living proof). Let that hope carry you through to the next chapter. This month isn’t permanent, this too shall pass.

” Since we have these promises dear friends let us purify ourselves from the spirit. perfecting holiness out of reverence from God.” – 2 Corinthians 7:1

-xo Ashley

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By Ashley Voss

Hello and Welcome to my page! My name is Ashley, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful littles Rylee and Kreed. My husband and I started Our Love Story all the way back in the 4th grade. It was a messy ride at times until about 3 years ago. After going through troubled waters we decided to rebuild our entire life on the foundation of Christ. Since then we have been created a beautiful life together. We enjoy working on our little farm house, traveling and camping with our kids and coming up with unique ways to keep on dating all these years later. We have built this life by simply accepting God's grace. I can't wait to share our story with you.

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