How do you handle the days when it seems like the blahs or the negatives try to dive bomb you? Life can be a mined land of danger. It's me this morning, and I am going to my God for a shield. . .
My God You are so faithful! You never fail me! When I come to You with a need for encouragement, You always find a way! My soul, why are you cast down this morning? OK. So I have a problem. So what? My God is a thought away, because He dwells in me. He’s here with me now. Raise up my soul and see the glory of the Lord! Who is more powerful? Who is more loving? Who can do all things? You O God! Only You!
Soulish room of emotions, why do you even open your doors? See my mind how the enemy works to destroy us? A depressive thought? Really? Hah! The enemy may be silently cunning as a snake before it attacks, but it cannot hide from my indwelling Holy Spirit! When I rely on Him, I am safe and truth is revealed. With truth comes joy.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord
with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
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My Lion of Judah, my God, You are so lovely to behold in a fierce and bold way. If my eyes actually beheld You, I know I would fall down in awe before You. Love and admiration would fill my heart, and I know this because the tiny bit I know of You causes my heart to nearly explode in the fullness of joy and recognition of Your majesty.
Your love for us shouts out of every corner of the earth, blazes down from the heavens above. You have so blessed us with this earth full of Your creative wonders from the tiniest atoms of our bodies to the magnificent glory of the heavens day and night. My heart bows down in worship to You, my Lord!
Father, You are the great I AM! Help turn me from who I am into the who you created me to be. Yes, and my mind is at peace as I settle back into the warmth of my God's love for me.
My reader friends, how do you handle times like this? What causes you to remember to rely on God?