Both kids fell asleep in the car this afternoon. It was lovely. Neither one of them stayed asleep upon our arrival home. Two cranky babies is not so lovely.
I, however, was reminded this morning that God doesn't owe me anything. And on a more comforting note, that Jesus knows I'll have troubles in this life but he over came even death and is willing to give me strength to overcome my struggles. Jesus is with me through an afternoon with cranky kids just as he is through a tragedy. (Phil. 4:11-13) Neither of which is worth comparing to the glory of eternity with God (Romans 8:18).

Romans 4:1-5 
What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness." Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,