Today, I am stressed. This week has been a very trying week for me. There has been one thing after another after another. School, work, illness, money woes, teens….well I could go on, but I won’t bore you. I find myself longing for bed time each night. Have you ever had a week like that? What kind of human would I be if I never admitted I had a bad week? I wouldn’t be a normal human for sure. It can’t be all doves and roses all the time. We all have bad days, weeks, months. It’s what we do with them that matters. It’s how we react. Here’s the thing. Satan CANNOT read your mind! He is not omniscient, omnipresent, or all knowing. To be so would mean that he is on the same wavelength as God. We all know that is not so. So, what does Satan “go” by? Many times, he goes by our reactions. Something happens to us and Satan (or one of his do-boys LOL) are sitting there waiting to see “how is she gonna take this?” He wants to know where our faith is. Are we going to claim the word of God over our lives or are we going to poor me…….WHY GOD???? WHY ME???? I sadly, have done both. This is when knowing the word of God comes in. If the word is hidden in our hearts…..at the perfect time it will come forth. We will know that Jesus is there, in our most stressful week, saying “peace, be still.” I love the song that says “sometimes he calms the storm and other times he calms His child”. There are times we have to go through things. Not around them….the Bible says “though I go THROUGH the valley…” Sometimes there is no other way but through. It is in those times, though, that my faith has grown. It has been in the hard times that I have planted my feet and declared that no matter what, I will serve the Lord. I will see the battle through…..I WILL simply trust. That’s what it comes down to….trust. Do we trust Him to bring us through the bad weeks? Do we trust that no matter how it ends, it is all for His glory? Do we trust that He loves us enough that He always, always has our best interest at heart? If we do, then the bad weeks, the stressful days, well they won’t seem quite as bad. Psalm 85:8 says “I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to His people, His saints.” I think that’s enough said.
Here’s wishing you a stress free God filled weekend…….