- I couldn't understand accounting and missed quite a few problems on my homework.
- I opened a door on myself and bruised my knee.
- I was completely frustrated with my theory homework, taking 1 hour to do 9 short problems.
- I ruined two nails.
- I thought I disappointed a friend.
- I spent an entire day with my weaknesses hanging over my head.
- I missed a perfectly good opportunity to talk to some girls on my floor.
- I doubted myself.
- I burnt chocolate chips while making Puppy Chow. (Don't ask how I did this unless you want a good laugh.)
- I bruised my calf muscle pretty badly.
- I almost lost my glasses.
And then I read this: "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us." (2 Cor. 4:7) and this "Jesus said, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'" (Matt. 9:12-13)
I'm sick. I'm the sinner.
Yet, He graciously provides mercy. "...through God's mercey..." (2 Cor. 4:1)
I didn't realize that verse in Matthew applies to me.
And so, despite all of the hard things this week, Jesus is good to me.
- I prayed with two girls at two different lunch dates.
- A good friend let me call at all hours.
- My fellow RAs were such an encouragment. One dropped by with hot chocolate and a wonderful note.
- I so enjoyed choreographing for Shekinah Glory and leading our rehearsal.
- I went off-campus with Nora this afternoon.
- I was able to talk to my brother at college.
- Nora, Megan, and I "skyped" with Holly for an hour.
- I watched "Wuthering Heights" (...watching a movie in the middle of the week...amazing!).
- Dwight Robinson, our World Christian Action Conference speaker, challenged me.
- Jesus is coming alive to me as I study the Gospel of John.
He is merciful and loving me still.