Friday, February 24, 2012


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.

1 comment:

  1. well said. God is STILL molding and making all of us. Scary and yet exciting...