We all face struggles in life at some time or another. Sometimes it may happen out of the blue, a lot at once, it may slowly set in, or they can happen so fast it totally catches you off guard. Lately I have had quite a few things weighing me down. I'll have high moments and then low moments. I am usually a pretty happy person but when you have something that is placed on your shoulders, then one more, then one more...even if it's small, they all add up! I hate that I let these things take over my personality, my appetite, my outlook/perspective, my role...MY LIFE. I must admit that I make it worse by dwelling on these things. These few things have led to some emotional breakdowns....which always makes you feel even more like a girl. The good thing about struggles, though, is they can help form you into a stronger/better person. (although they are not fun to tackle in the meantime) I strongly believe that even though I may feel I'm struggling at times, I am a work in progress. God is STILL molding and making me into the person I should and will be. None of this can amount to the promise he has in store for all of us. I thank God for his word to comfort and guide me when I feel I am in a storm.
"The Lord is my light and salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1
"Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun." Psalm 37:3-6
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
The verse that I have difficulty with but I should really strive to focus on is:
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own." Matthew 6:34
This post today is what has been heavily on my heart and hopefully will be a reminder there is a silver lining to anyone else who may be struggling with anything. I know I will get through/over these things because God reminds us he works for the good of those who love him. It's amazing to me the people: friends/family God puts in your life to comfort and encourage you. In the meantime, I will do my best to be patient and be the person God wants me to be.