those days”. I woke up and just didn’t feel quite like myself. No matter what I
was trying I just couldn’t shake the feeling. I wanted to cry, I felt so
Anyone ever have those kind of days?
Of course, I am not alone in my feelings but that is
exactly how I felt, alone. I felt like everything was coming down on me at
good enough, mom enough, smart enough, tall enough, skinny enough, outgoing
enough, enough of a friend, just purely not enough.
I kept reminding myself that God’s promises are
bigger than I am and I just kept clinging to all that I know. I was crying out
to Him, a couple of times literally, for a rescue from these feelings.
that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I felt, however, like I was
reaching out and grabbing at nothing.
I asked God why I was feeling alone and told Him I
knew this was not true and knew He was by my side.
feelings and I was sure that He would. I continued to however, perpetuate these
thoughts. They began to pull me down like a heavy weight.
as easily as we would like. Sometimes we get caught up in the whirlwind of our
emotions and they begin to take over.
choose to be anchored to these lies…
to sink into a downward spiral until I am in over my head…
choose to drown in my self-doubt…
loving Father. At the cross, I receive the promises Christ has given to his
children. At the cross, I receive the rest I need for my weary soul to be strengthened
for the next step in my journey.
Hebrews 6:19 says: We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It
enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain
what we can stand firm on when our hearts and our heads begin to get weary and
all of life comes pouring in on us.
This hope is more than I hope it doesn’t rain
tomorrow or I hope the grocery store is having a sale on strawberries.
secure. This hope is standing firm in the Salvation of Christ and being able to
approach His throne with confidence.
soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my
salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor
depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Mighty Lord in the midst of our weariness. In the middle of life’s
complications we can be assured that our hope comes from God alone.
I am not my feelings today. I am not the
circumstances that surround me. My anchor is set outside my rocking ship.
I can pour out my heart to God and there I will
find shelter. I can expect Him to be a solid ground to rest my feet upon.
rock, my fortress, my refuge, my defense, my salvation,
my honor depend on Him alone. With
God, I will not be shaken.
use a little rest and assurance?
says: I will send you the Advocate
– the Spirit of Truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all
I often times have songs in my head, but only a
couple of lines and I sing them all day. Yesterday, I asked God for help.
Today, I had this song play over in my head, “Holy Spirit, You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.” This beautiful song is by Francesca Battistelli.
God has sent help, the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth,
the Holy Spirit. If you have accepted Christ, He has come to intercede on your
and give you counsel in those times when life hurls all it has in your direction.
will testify to the truth that Christ took it all at the cross. He will testify
to the truth of God’s promises for His children.
Read last weeks post, Expecting the Unexpected