I'm tired this afternoon. It's one of those times when a good hot cup of coffee would probably help. It's one of those times where I am emotionally tired, yet know that God is working something bigger in me and in those I love than I could ever imagine.
This was posted by a friend the other day and it spoke to my heart. God doesn't let His children run wild and undisciplined, and just like any good parent, He knows that disappointment and adversity strengthen character and resolve. Though we are often tempted to soften the blows life doles out to our children, it is these very disappointments that grow compassion and understanding in their hearts.