We have all been hurt at some point in time in our lives. Some of us have minor hurts and disappointments and there are some of us who have deep wounds that seem to work their way to the surface every now and then. Unfortunately, pain is just part of life. But it’s how we choose to deal with it and heal from it is what matters.
Grab a mirror. No, seriously, do it. Look into that mirror. Who do you see? Who do others see? Who
does God see? There is a meme that floats around on facebook from time to time. It says something
along the lines of “nothing you do goes unseen.” Let’s think about that. Nothing you do is done
without God seeing it.
I don’t know about you, but this week has just been one of those weeks. Every week, I sit down to write
articles or to journal my God moments and usually have no issues. But what happens in the weeks when I
simply just don’t have the words? When I just don’t know how to shake this spiritual lull I’m in?
Most of us sadly are victims of a fast-paced lifestyle. Perhaps you have chosen that lifestyle or maybe you just acquired it through marriage, or whatever your circumstance may be. So, what happens when our get up and go lifestyle just can’t get up and go anymore? What happens to our mind, bodies, and spirit when we are not pedal to the metal all day, every day?
We all enjoy talking about the joys of our lives. Whether that is welcoming a new child into our family or celebrating a big breakthrough. You are full of excitement, joy, and anxious to spread the good news. But, why do we hesitate to spread the news of our troubles and disappointments? Fear of rejection? Fear of displaying our weakness?
Often, I find that I am one of the most impatient women I know. I tend to be high energy and want things done right now and in a minute is too late. “Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” But who is to say, when “tomorrow” is?
Daniel 3:18 “But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
Didn’t get that promotion you wanted? Did not receive the news you wanted to receive at your last doctor’s visit? This passage from Daniel reminds me of so many things and times something “did not” go my way, or the way I thought it should have gone. Although it is not always easy to understand “why not” or “did not.” But one thing is that God is still good.
We all go through different seasons of our lives. I can honestly say that I feel like I have weathered right through all four this past year. I tend to find myself asking God, what this season in my life is for and where is it taking me?
We find in the New Testament, Jesus telling the parable of the Good Samaritan and are introduced to the “Golden Rule”. We all know what the Golden Rule is “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” So, think about that Golden Rule. How quick are we to judge others? How quick are we to gossip about our coworkers? How easy is the temptation to “just not like her”?
As a small child do you remember hiding from the monsters under your covers? If you lay really still maybe the monster that was living under your bed would just go away. Or maybe you just finally fell asleep. Can you recall that nervous energy and fear that built up in the pit of your stomach? As an adult, I still get that overwhelming feeling of fear. Although the fear is not monsters living under my bed, it is the pressures of the ins and outs of the day to day routine Are you facing some type of fear in your life that just keeps getting the best of you?