It is so easy to let things like fear, difficulty and trouble in our lives to direct us on how we handle what we are going through. We often think we are not going to make it through this journey. Depending on how low we are, may depend on if we make it through or search for help.
Try not to let fear fuel your choices. It is so easy to do:
- Don’t worry about what other people think.
- Focus on you at this point.
- Don’t forget to be true to yourself.
- No matter how weird this sounds, love yourself.
Scripture promises God will help us along the way. In Psalm 37:5 (NLT) It reads: Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. Sometimes it is easier to read than believe – but it is true.
When fear, trauma or difficulty threatens you, try to resist the fear that overwhelms you. Again, I know it’s easier said than done. God will carry you through as He promises in Psalm 55:22 as it reads: Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. We need to focus on God as His promises and His power to fight on our behalf. There are times when it is really difficult to keep our focus towards God.
The book of Psalms has so many promises that God is and will continue to be there for us. Psalms 145:15 (NLT) reads: The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. Many times, for me personally, I just need to step back and let this settle in me to believe God is and will be there for me.
While we are going through this journey, it feels like we are going through the wilderness and it can seem so draining, doesn’t it? Perhaps we need to be in-between for now for us to grow nearer to God. Before we were married and at some point going forward, we will feel God’s peace. Hebrews 10:36 (ASV) reads: For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
Take a few minutes to think about your ‘in-between time’. Think about a time what you were going through or have gone through! How did you or have you handled the situation? What did you learn from it? How did you renew your faith, trust or patience? In James 56:11 (NIV) it reads): As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy!
It seems everything we go through in life; we go through for a season. Sometimes it seems forever and other times it is just for a while. Remember, no matter what we go through in life, God is there for us every step of the way. This doesn’t mean it will all be easy but if we can look back at previous times in our lives and see where we have been, it does make it easier. I pray each of you has someone to talk to about what you are going through. Or perhaps journaling works for you as it often does for me.
Paul writes in Philippians 1:6 (NLT): And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Another great promise! However, be patient with yourself! What you are going through isn’t always easy to go. But rest assured, if you take a one step at a time and talk with someone you trust, you will succeed with God’s help.
Blessings to each of you. Remember you are awesome and we are here for you.