How do you do it? We all have days when we feel beat down. Sometimes I use vices to make myself feel better. You know: shopping, a glass of wine, a really cheesy chick flick. And sometimes that works. Other times I am not even trying to cheer up and my husband says THE most perfect thing in THE most perfect moment.
Don’t be sad! You lack no good thing!
It was one of those phrases that jerked me right out of my funk and overwhelmed me with understanding that everything is going to be fine. Also that my husband rocks and totally gets it right a lot of the time. The phrase was a call back to a sermon on Psalm 34 from a few weeks back at Vintage21, talking about how what we deal with each day is what we need. The easy things, the hard things, the stuff we have abundance of, and that which we seem to lack. In reality, we lack no good thing. The things we want might not be right for us at this moment. Or possibly ever. And I needed to hear that.
Somehow this verse has escaped me for most of my life. I think it really would have come in handy all those years that I was single after my divorce. Not that I would have listened. And look at me wouldacouldashoulda-ing. Even then I was learning what I was supposed to learn. And believe me, I thought I lacked a LOT of good things. What I have now is a husband who loves me and a son who greets me bouncing up and down in his crib each morning. Disappointment comes and goes, but I lack no good thing.
In fact, I might just put it on a pillow.