That’s 2015 so far. Oh there have been moments, maybe a few hours, or even a day or two that were relatively stress-free, but then it starts all over again! I’ve read on other ministers/pastor’s wives blogs and sites and know that personally, and my household are not the only ones going through this type of “attack”.
There are some of us who attempt to deal with a circumstance or situation first thinking we can handle it! God knowing all along that we will eventually come to him for guidance, but only after we’ve struggled with IT and come to the realization we can’t solve it our way! So, He patiently waits.
Then there are some things that occur and we realize from the beginning…we are not in control and cannot change or avoid the circumstance. We are not the Omnipotent One! We throw up our hands and submit…saying, “Here IT is God, it’s all yours.” Why do we do that? Because we’re made of flesh and blood…pure humanity in its rawest form. We do this over and over…
The only thing that saves us from complete self-destruction is being filled with His Spirit and knowing He is the comforter of our soul. We fall back on the one who loved us enough to give his life on the cross for us.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. (Psalm 37:8 NKJV)
Oh how true the above scripture is! Fretting causes great harm physically, mentally, and with our relationships. Even our spiritual relationship with God suffers because of worry and fretting.
Matthew 6:25-34 NKJV
[ Do Not Worry ] “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? …
I am trying…to remember this during my stressful moments.
EVEN if remnants of the yesterdays are still hovering like swirling black clouds getting ready to drop their cargo by the bucketful. Each day is a NEW DAY, a NEW Beginning,
The chorus we often sing :
I am Blessed, I am Blessed, every day that I live I am Blessed, when I wake up in the morning, when I lay my head to rest, I am Blessed, I am Blessed.
How true that chorus is…no matter what comes our way, what fiery darts are thrown, we have the shield of our salvation that protects us.
Our strength to face the unknown of each day comes from our personal relationship with our beloved, our comforter, our provider, our precious Saviour. The Unknowns will come, but I KNOW the ONE who KNOWS all and holds my future in His hands.
His Name is Jesus,