Sometimes I yell… sometimes I loose my cool.
I think most mothers can relate with their children throwing a fit right before you are heading out the door, or when they have a potty accident on the way to your destination and you forgot an extra pair of pants, or when they decide to have a temper tantrum in the middle of the drug store isle because they think nyquil is juice and they want to drink it… 🙂
As hard as I try to have patience, sometimes I loose my cool. I yell, I become frustrated and I can say things in moments of frustration that I wish I could take back.
Fortunately I know that love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.”
Holland has started doing this thing where she is sitting in her chair and she looks at me and says, “stay right there… I need to hug you.” She will jump down and come over and squeeze me tightly and give me a kiss. It is the most precious thing in the world and it usually doesn’t matter if I have yelled at her that day or not. She does it regardless.
God gives me grace in the midst of my impatience. I know this doesn’t have a lot to do with releasing control… but it does have to do with giving my attitude over to him in the moments of frustration. And even when I screw it up He is there to cover me with His grace.