When they wear you down, and the days are harder than you thought they could be, know that we are all having those days. You are not alone. You are not the only one feeling pain and being insulted. But know this. The other person who shares the experience of difficulty, insult, pain, hardship, persecution of all types was Jesus Christ. So praying to Him about these things is taking your pain to someone who also lived it, understands it and loves you. And when you truly get this, you have a world of help and hope. So, consider this and know you are lived so much by God. Love you.❤
So all of us except my youngest have been through the two week cold that is going around. I reject illness so have only been slightly inconvenienced and just had congestion in the morning. And I treat any symptoms that pop in. Now, illness is not something we alsays have to face, thankfully. Some people have long term illnesses but generally people have a start and a stop to the crux of illnesses. And so we have this set period of time where there is weakness and pain and illness and nd yucky feeling and discomfort and then that period of time ends and you return to life. An illness is a setback not a destination for most people. And this is what is true for most battles and trials and difficulties and rounds of “bad luck”. We have hard times for a while and then we learn or reject the lesson and it gets better or comes back later. And there is always something more to learn (and we tend to be stubborn and prideful) so we will again meet another test/hard time/battle/difficulty. It might even be an illness. So we walk on in our journey through life on our way to heaven (Lord willing). And as we walk, we walk through bad times, murky mud, painful hot coals or what not then we walk out to good times/normal/beautiful times. But all through our journey we walk through these things. The scenery changes, for good or bad, but we do not stop moving. The thing about God is that when we are His children, He walks with us and helps us through the yucky stuff faster and as we walk, no matter what we go through, we have an undelying peace and joy that cannot otherwise be explained. Now this peace and joy may be masked by the fog on the road, all the distractions, but as soon as we focus on God again and not our own struggles, we are renewed in spirit and refreshed. So remember that we might have illnesses or hard times but if we focus on God in humble prayer, we get through and move on. Be encouraged and focus on God not the problem and definitely no the fog. God be praised!
Excerpt from my daily devotional Inspirational Thoughts for Mothers:
“There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still. -Corrie Tin Boom
” To give thanks to Him for all things is indeed very difficult… For it includes giving thanks for trials of all kinds, for suffering and pain, for weariness, for the crossing of our wills, for contradiction, for reproaches, for loneliness, for privations. Yet they who have learned submission will… Hereafter see all the links of the chain, and how wonderfully even those have fitted which at the time seemed to have no adaptation… This belief enables them to praise Him and give thanks now for each thing, assured that the God of love will do all things well. -Priscilla Maurice
“Trust in the dark bri GS triumph at dawn. – Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
” When I cannot understand my Father’s leading, and it seems to be but hard and cruel fate, still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading, Boris working, God is faithful… Only wait.
“So, if your every human plan and calculation has miscarried, if, one by one, human props have been knocked out, and doors have shut in your face, take heart. God is trying to get a message through to you, and the message is: ‘Stop depending on inadequate human resources. Let Me ha for the matter.’ – Catherine Marshall