I’ve been struggling this week with being content. I am a pretty patient person, but this week I have been to the edge and have been battling the cranky pants in the closet – oh wait, I still don’t have a closet!
Yes, today marks six weeks that my bathroom has been under construction. We are still sleeping on a mattress in the living room, with our clothes in the kitchen and my undergarments in a paper bag. Six weeks. For a little bathroom. Here’s an update on what things look like at this stage:
|Where the toilet will be, with the sink next to it.|
|Still have to add some tile, but part of the shower door is in.|
|Dust, dust, everywhere…|
|And my poor bedroom. They did put a ceiling fan in…a guilt offering maybe?|
Things are looking a little more productive now, and well they should. I even got a ceiling fan, which I believe is a guilt offering for it taking so long. I think what is so difficult is having people in my home off and on, disturbing the flow of my daily life.
We are told in the Bible to be content in every circumstance, and that can be a difficult thing. We will always struggle with our feelings, but even in the midst of anxiousness, frustration, fear, and anger, we can practice the presence of Jesus. It is in His presence that we find our peace and contentment. He is the Prince of Peace.
So that is what I’m trying to do. PTP…Practice the Presence of Jesus…be continually aware of Jesus in my life and His great love for me. And you know what? It seems to be working.
What are you dealing with that you need the Prince of Peace to stand with you on?