sometimes, when you're doubting, confused, anxious or just plain have no idea what is going on in your head...you just need to take a deep breath & say, "whatever brings you glory! if some gloomy days are what it takes, then what it is..." and go on. taking a step back & KNOWING that God is in control...and letting him TAKE CONTROL, is all you need to get your anxious-ridden day, week, month, year...to calm itself down.
i think that the devil tries to corrupt our minds with confusion, doubt & distractions just because he is who he is...it's fun for him or something. but remember, Jesus is way stronger than Lucifer will EVER be.
and through the rainy days, please remember that you need to trust the Lord & remember His promises. He keeps his promises. that is one thing that i had to remind myself today: He keeps His promises.
sometimes, as i grow in my relationship with our Creator...as i dive deeper & deeper in His word, i am overwhelmed with life... good & bad... i am thankful with all that He has done, sometimes confused by the amount of love He has for us & then other times... i wonder if i'm 'doing it right'. if i'm 'going to make it to Heaven'...and other thoughts that cloud my head. and then these thoughts just pile up & i get anxious, worries & all those other silly things...
...i have to settle myself down & remind myself of God's promises...that since i am a child of His, i have been marked by the Holy Spirit. and i need to have FAITH in His promises. He is the Almighty God & He has me in the palm of His hand. and that sometimes, when we're having a crummy streak, that maybe this is something that is going to make your relationship with God a stronger one.
Keep that chin up & be encouraged that He has an incredible plan & He knows what He is doing. even when you or i don't understand His plan, His love, His grace, His mercy...we just need to accept it & say, "okay". and have gratitude. and know that the Almighty knows exponentially more than our small human brains could ever know.
there is a song that this comes from; to hear the song (i couldn't find the 'official' music video!), click HERE!
a couple encouraging verses:
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him."
"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
if you've been having a tough time lately, know that i will be praying for you & your strength... and also place your trust in our Lord & His promises! and also, remind me to do the same! :)