1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
I'm so aware this morning, as I've been for quite a while, that my "love" for my children does not always match this description given above. I know those boys are blessings from God. I want to love them like this, but I just don't seem to have it in me sometimes.
I often hear people talk about what a difficult job ministry is. I agree. It has it's share of challenges and is pretty thankless much of the time, but I find parenting infinitely more difficult. Frankly, I find myself a little bitter that nobody warned me about this and even more that nobody seems to have any answers to help. I feel very desperate about this. Will you please pray for me today?