"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.' You don't even know what tomorrow will bring - what your life will be! For you are bit of smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.'" James 4:13-15
The Mrs. Troop version for today would read:
"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow I will get up early, run errands, pack 10 people for one week, find new shoes for Baby Boy, fix a double batch of Cowboy Cookies to take on the trip, buy two gifts, catch up on phone calls, pay bills and keep the house perfectly clean while not ignoring my sweet kids.'"
A bit of smoke, Lord? Really? A wisp of air?
Some days it feels more like a bonfire.
Because some days just don't turn out the way you plan. Some days there are disappointments and hurts. Some days there is illness and heartache. Most days things are just HARD. Even though you don't expect them to be. And some days you just don't get anything done. At all.
But God is still on His throne.
He's still in control. He doesn't make mistakes (Thank You, Jesus!).
He still loves me.
And that's enough for this bit of smoke.