Sometimes I feel like that tree. Sure I may be covered in "I've got it together" lights, and I may be displaying ornaments of confidence and capability. But inside I feel too weighted down to stand, like I'm hanging by a thread.
But the truth is the only way I can stand is on my knees, the only true light in me is the light that shines through Jesus Christ, and the only ornaments that I should be boasting about are those of His redeeming works in me that result from His great love.
Being a parent, a spouse and an obedient child of God feels hard some days. But trusting in His promises should be easy because God keeps His promises. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that.
Promise for Today:
Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.