Lately, I have felt extremely overwhelmed. I’ve recently graduated and started job searching, I’m planning a big move for my family, and my car keeps deciding to break down on us. It just seems like it’s always something. I’ve been walking through life feeling like I was standing on the edge of a cliff, and if just one more thing piled up on my back, I was going to go tumbling over the edge.
One day, I was sitting in the dark with a cup of tea, listening to a Joyce Meyer sermon on Youtube, when she smacked me in the face ( or at least it felt like she did! ) with her words. I was looking at my situation with pity on myself. My glass was half empty. I had basically just started to expect that whatever could go wrong would go wrong. I knew I had to change my thinking.
I started looking through jobs with a different attitude. Instead of being upset that my time as a stay at home mom was ending, I thanked God for allowing me to spend 5 amazing years taking care of my child. Instead of being upset when I got the news that the $300 A/C compressor we had just put on our Jeep the week before had locked up…again… I decided I was gonna just be thankful that my dad is knowledgable about cars and was able to help us get the part replaced.
My focus right now is to learn to lean on God. He knows my problems. He knows what I NEED. He always has me in his hand. When the devil attacks with those thoughts of negativity, I chose to strike back with God’s faithful word. God will NOT let me fall of the ledge. He is ALWAYS holding me up.
Even David went through hard times. But instead of complaining about how unfair or hard his situation was, he continued to put his faith in God. That God had a reason for the situation and would bring him through it.
Nevertheless I am continually with you. You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. Psalm 73:23-25