January 26, 2012

H-A-R-D



Lately, life has just been a little bit harder than normal.  I am facing new challenges and new levels of...discomfort? confusion? discontentment?...and I am really having to push myself to hang on to the only One who can make things make a little bit more sense.  It is taking everything within me to not give up on my ideals, to stay strong and hold on to what I know is true.  Have you been there?

It is in these moments, I am learning, that you have a decision to make.  One can either stay the course, hang on to the truths that they have been filling themselves with, even if it hurts; or one can do what would grant temporary relief, what makes sense at the moment, and let go of what they know, deep deep down, is truly wise and unfailing.  There it is, I said it...deep deep down, I know what the right thing to do is.  I know I must trust in God to give me strength to work through each and every situation.   Hanging on to God's promises will not let me down.   What my "self" wants to do is not what God would want for me to do. Psalm 55:22 says, 
"Give your burdens to the Lord,
and he will take care of you.  
He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
God wants me to give Him all my fears, worries, and concerns, and He says that He will take care of me...He will not let me fall.  
Today, I choose to trust and choose to persevere, even though life has been...hard.  He didn't promise life would be all daisies and roses, but He did say he would be our strength.  
Philippians 4:13  For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.  
So even though I am weak today, I choose to obey Him, I choose to persevere. 
Blessings today,
Jenna