(There was no blog update bc we’ve had a 2 week trip. Partial work partial family. We had a great time and were totally blessed!)

Jesus Never Fails

I’ve been needing to hear these words lately.

We are in a very good season. Everyone is healthy. The kids are doing well. School is good. Life is good. We have been incredibly blessed …


And I am totally aware we have made decisions that add stress.
– we have 4 kids. 3 of whom are 5 and under. That’s just hard.
– we homeschool. If anyone ever says homeschooling is a breeze they aren’t really doing it. It’s hard! Good but hard.
– we really try to limit tv/screen time. That means a dirty house bc the kids are busy playing.
– we use cloth diapers – and yes I still have 2 in diapers. Not a huge thing but it does mean extra laundry (especially bc I don’t always get to change Ali until she’s really wet and then her pants need to be washed as well)
– I puree some of Natty’s food. (only to help with the grocery budget not bc I’m a health nut – I’m not 😉 ) Again, not a huge thing but it does take time and energy and makes my kitchen a mess.

There are days I don’t stop until quiet time. I go from kid to kid to kid, thing to kid, kid to thing… wet diaper, make a snack, clean up, read, school, laundry, wet diaper, lunch, school, … And then it’s dinner time… And then it’s bedtime…

The desire and higher brain function to study is at an all-time low. Most days I feel empty, burnt out, stressed, just wanting to sleep and make it through the day.

I’m not saying this for pity. Again, I have been very very blessed and I know we have made decisions that are making life even more stressful. I am doing this to myself! I’m just acknowledging we are in a very good but hard season.

And there are so many times I feel like I have failed.

– I blew up at the kids again
– I lost it with Bry
– My house is a mess again
– There are dirty dishes in my sink still
– What happened to my Bible again??? (Thank the Lord for memorizing Scripture in those moments!)

Well, I actually had some time to myself this afternoon and in the quiet of journaling/praying and memorizing this song came to mind:

Jesus never fails. You might as well get thee behind me satan, you cannot prevail. Bc Jesus never fails.

It’s not about me! It’s not about what I can or cannot do, or have and haven’t done.

I don’t have to do it all
I don’t have to be it all
I can’t.
I will fail
I have failed
But it’s ok bc Jesus Never Fails

It’s not about me. It’s all about God. And my amazing Savior who never fails.

“Jesus never fails. Jesus never fails. You might as well get thee behind me, Satan You cannot prevail, because Jesus never fails. 
Sometimes this world brings trouble I find so hard to bear. I know I could not make it without Jesus being there. It’s so encouraging to know, How ever deep we’re in despair… Jesus never fails. 
So what can I do to prove to you, tell me how can you deny? No untold facts, no mysteries, it’s all so cut and dried. On the witness stand of your life, I’ll be the first to testify… Jesus never fails!”