What is in the air lately? It seems like my corner of the www has gone whiney crazy. If I hear one more poor pitiful me story I'm going to scream. We have no money, we don't know what we are going to do to make ends meet this month but we still have internet and eat take out!! My kids are acting out, you won't believe what they are doing but I've been sitting in front of the computer feeling loved by all my imaginary friends all day. My DH (does anyone ever mean "dear"???) works too much, doesn't work enough, is mad because the house is trashed, complains that nothing seems to get done but I get to be a SAHM, I've got top arcade score, read all my flylady emails and gave everyone a list of my intended daily todos. Seriously people step away from the computer and deal with your life or as a dear friend would say "Get off the phone and go to the throne" (meaning the Throne of Grace not the proverbial white throne).
Your complaints won't go away if you don't deal with them. All the imaginary friends in the world won't make up for nurturing your real life relationships. Don't have real life friends than use that energy to nuture your relationship with your spouse, your children, your sister, brother, mother, father, grandfather, neighbor. Have all the time in the world to whine and moan about your life??? Get off your butt and take action. Clean your messy house, cook some dinner, find creative ways to stretch your budget and yes sometimes that means getting rid of the internet, the Tivo and the take out.
Trusting in God for provision doesn't mean sitting on your blessed assurance and waiting for the pennies to rain down from heaven or for some benevolent church member to show up at your door with an armload of solutions (ie/ groceries, entertainment and clothes). Sometimes He provides that way but most of the time He requires us to take some action and use what He has given us wisely. Sometimes we are required to give out of our nothingness to someone who has even less than we do.
Enough with the whining, unless it comes in a glass than I don't want to share it with you!!!