Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. – Psalm 51:9
Like many moms, I sin when I’m stressed. I get stressed when I stop trusting God and try to do His job. It all begins with a wrong priority, when I make it my business to rule the universe and neglect the attitude of dependence on Jesus.
It’s a little cliché, but really, be careful what you pray for. You might get it! On the first day of a visit to Washington D.C., I hauled the kids from pillar to post, stressing about our schedule and all we “had” to see. Although we did enjoy some of our day, and things went very smoothly, by evening we were all crabby. I’d become irritable, snapping at the kids, and they’d responded in kind.