Well, the going got tough - the monsoons arrived in Chennai, and with it first our maid/nanny then Nanma, then myself, then Ashwin, and then Nanma again fell sick. And somewhere along the line our washing machine broke (in the middle of the monsoons... HELP!)
So, the going got tough . . . . and I'm not tough, . . . . so it really was, and still is tough to get going!
It seemed like our family prayers were laden with request after request.
Between a highly irritable child, a sick husband, my own 6 week long sinusitis and a job that required me to be around highly excitable children for 8 hours each day, I was finding that my patience and temper were reaching the end of their tether.
And then after losing it, yelling at my poor sick child and snapping at my poor sick husband, and feeling so miserable that I was literally shaking my fists at God, it came to me.
When the going gets tough, His GRACE is sufficient!
And so here I am today, Nanma still has her viral fever, Ashwin still has his bronchitis, my sinus is still blocked and I will be meeting the same
exasperating kids at school. But the difference is that today, I am claiming God's grace to deal with "tough goings" in my life.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.