If you’re newly separated or divorced, you may find yourself having to do tasks your spouse once managed, or that you did together. Paying the bills by yourself for some is a new undertaking. Dealing with the homework needs of a school age child by yourself is the challenge for others. It could be yard work, carpool, or all of the above.
It’s easy to let resentment build during these new chores, but here is a suggestion for dealing with your burdens. Resolve to do the difficult task, and do it to the very best of your ability, and offer it up as a gift to God. This offering is just another way, like prayer, to honor the Lord. The benefits of such an undertaking are many. First, you’re less likely to resent what is no longer just an irksome chore, but now an offering for God. However, if you do find yourself feeling resentful, make it part of your offering, and have an honest, heartfelt communication with the Lord in the process. Second, a dreaded task will be getting done and done well.
When you look at the mowed lawn or the carpool line, look past your resentment and the unfairness of it all, and see your offering to God and imagine His joy in your offering.
So your servant has found courage to offer you his prayer. – 2 Samuel 7:27