Monday, April 8, 2013

The Slumps

Slumps are no fun.
Dealing with people you love in the hospital is stressful.
Struggling to know how to properly maintain relationships is not exactly a piece of cake.
Being uncertain about the security of your job is nerve-wrecking.
Feeling like you are a failure is miserable.
Knowing that no matter how hard you try to make the world happy, that you let people down is heart breaking.
Watching relationships struggle or fall apart all around you is terrifying.
Being sick while dealing with all of that is down right miserable.
Oh, and did I mention I have to get a tooth pulled too?

And sadly, those things are just the tip of the ice berg in my life right now.  Seriously.  I got problems. Issues.  Situations.  Whatever you wish to call them...I got 'em.

Needless to say, I'm not doing so hot with my health goals.

But, I know I can bounce back.  I'm a gal with resources.

I just sent out an SOS to some of my Imagine You Renewed friends.  Because, we always learn there about how we are a "WE" and not "I."  And if that is the case, I need a fresh dose of "WE" to help "me" out of this funk.

I have a few Scriptures that I am clinging tight to right now.  Scriptures that remind me to be thanking God in all circumstances.  Words from the Lord that assure me moments like this in life are capable of growing me, turning me into someone more mature, making me complete.  Scriptures that challenge me to have a different heart, like Caleb did.  Passages that remind me that God has my back and that we can indeed choose to be content, no matter what our current circumstances, like Paul.

I also have a very special group of ladies I meet with on Mondays.  Today, we simply spent the day praying for the things nearest and heaviest on our hearts.  

I have support.  I have resources.  I have hope.  
Yes, it's hard right now.
But, it's overcomeable.  I know that is not even a word.  But, I'm claiming right here, right now, that all these trials are overcomeable!  

Tomorrow, I will wake up to a fresh start.  I can't change anything that's happened in the past.  I can only go from here on out.  And through Christ, I know I have the strength to be an overcomer!  

1 John 4:4 "You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."

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