If you are like me, you might be struggling by now with this new, temporary approach to life. I certainly am. And the struggle is very real in every aspect of my life. I feel like a dart board. So, I am writing this to myself, and sharing with you. Maybe you can relate.
I am weary of the trials that have been presenting themselves to me on a daily basis. Or so it seems, as the days tend to run together. Work in long-term health care is constantly changing. Finances are an issue. Expensive maintenance of my property needs to be addressed, sooner than later. Life outside of home is strange. Even on the inside things are odd. I am lonely. Somewhat sad. And personal conflict has hurt my heart.
Today is another new day. A day to get my head on straight. A day to praise God for all He has given me. God never said our lives would be easy or pain-free. He said He’d be our strength through the trials. Today, I will focus on the One who is a constant amidst change. The only constant we truly have.
So I need to change my focus from pain to gain. We can only gain when God is our center and not our own self.
Psalm 34:18 ESV
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
Romans 8:28 ESV
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Philippians 4:13 ESV
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
With all this being said, it’s an effort to get dressed every morning, but I still do. And I continue to make my bed. But I will work harder to look to God for comfort, strength, and guidance because He is more important than a made bed.
God is our constant amidst change.
Smile today. Love one another and be kind. Pray continually for strength and guidance. Change your focus from pain to gain. And always, always be grateful.
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