Prayer Devotional: Day 142

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3‭-‬4 NKJV

Jesus comforts us, just when we need Him the most.

Today my son’s daycare was closed because of a snow storm, so I didn’t have anyone to help me watch him when my husband and I went to our home in Tijeras to unlock the door and gate for the contractor who will be removing the old carpet, painting the walls white, and installing laminate flooring. The previous day I didn’t have to travel in the snow, and my son enjoyed going up and down the stairs at the hotel that had temporarily become home until the house could be ready.

My husband had to use his tractor to clear snow from the road leading to our home as well as our driveway in order for our contractor to be able to start the project.

There was only one working remote to the gate surrounding the house, and the gate closed at the most inconvenient time when my toddler decided to have a massive tantrum. The remote was nowhere to be found.

The Lord knows when we need Him to comfort us, especially when our patience runs out. Nobody is perfect, and on an ordinary day watching over a toddler is challenging, not to mention during a move and working full-time remotely.

After praying earnestly that God would give me the patience to overcome the frazzled state of mind that prevented me from retaining my composure during my son’s tantrum, the remote turned up and I was able to open the gate.

I decided at lunchtime to contact a professional counselor in Albuquerque who could possibly be of help getting me through the stressful transition of moving while also being a COVID-19 Long Hauler prone to brain fog and energy crashes. The Lord can point us to the right people who can help us through difficult times. Amen.

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