Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort, or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your Faith Brings Out Endurance, Steadfastness and Patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfectly and fully developed, lacking in nothing.
James 1: 2-4
If you have never read the scripture above, then read it again. Even if you have read it, I think it is worth re-reading it. This little paragraph speaks volumes in each of our lives. We all have area’s in our lives that need work. For me, I know my anxiety takes a toll on my mind and body. I end up not feeling good a lot, and then get upset because I don’t feel good and can’t live a normal daily life, like people around me. It becomes overwhelming and I allow thoughts and emotions to rule in my life.
I don’t want that to happen anymore! Do you struggle with anxiety, addiction, or anything else that allows you to get wrapped up? Sometimes when life is hectic, I feel like I am alone. But I know I have to keep telling myself God does not give you a spirit of fear, but of peace love and a sound mind. I can’t tell you how many times I have said that in the past few days. After awhile I start to feel better, and know God is with me.
Today I came across the scripture above, it really hit me. I needed to hear that because yesterday I wasn’t following what it said. No matter what we go through we have to have faith and know we will get through this by the Grace of God! No matter the trials that are set in our path, we have to walk through them with faith to overcome. It might not be the easiest but if we pray, and ask for strength and peace it will be provided! Once you overcome and beat the obstacle the rewards will come. You may feel relief, thankfulness, and empowering. Know that God got you through it, and to thank him.
Once life starts going good again, and you feel that you can breath easier, you still need to allow God in your life. He isn’t the man to call on when things are tough, and forget him when life is going good. We need to thank him for every big and small thing that happens in our lives. Call upon him for guidance in our lives, strength to get through worldly obstacles, and to grow closer to him with each passing day. We should try and live our lives the way he would want us to.
Lord God, I come to you now and ask that you forgive me, when I allow my emotions to run my life. In those moments where I forget that you are there helping me through it. I pray that I can become more faithful with each passing day. In that when trials and tribulations come, I can turn to you for peace, hope and strength to overcome! Thank you for loving me unconditionally.
In Jesus name I pray Amen!
Sue Hull says
I know how you feel as far as anxiety goes. I can honestly say once I gave all my anxieties and worries over to God I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. As you know I had cancer. I’m cancer free 1 yr this month and I give God all the praise & glory for that daily. I’ve had lots of health problems before I had cancer and I’ve been in and out of the hospital. Through all the crap and sickness I dealt wiith I always knew it would be ok in God’s time,not mine. When I hodgkins I had this peace inside me b/c I just knew I’d be fine at the end. I had a very positive attitude and faith right off the bat. My first chemo they wanted to put me in the hospital to keep an eye on me and make sure I stayed hydrated. I’ve been prone to being anemic and since the chemo makes people anemic then they had to watch that too. My first chemo was fine,but I don’t like being in the hospital b/c I don’t get any sleep.Lol! I had 5 1/2 months of chemo every other wk and for 5 days after chemo I had to get these shots to protect my bone marrow. Those made my bones hurt so bad,the shots were worse than the chemo. I can honestly say chemo wasn’t so bad, not like you see in the movies. They have great nausea meds. If this helps one person who is going through cancer, a sickness,anxiety or whatever it’s worth me writing this. You have to give it all to God or you’ll go crazy,that’s the bottom line. Don’t let anxiety or worry get the best of you or take over your life. I want you to give it to God right now as you’re reading this. I know and understand how hard it is but you’ll be ok. God changed my life by giving me my daughter and me having cancer also changed my life. Both of these things brought me so much closer to God. More so the cancer. I was still alittle on the wild side after I had my daughter. God gave her to me when I was going the wrong direction in my life. She was worth all those 19 hrs in labor but b/c of those hrs I decided she would be my only child.LOL! I wasn’t married either and I wasn’t a Christian yet. I became a Christian about 16 yrs ago. I’m still a work in progress. My wild partying days have been over for about 20 yrs. I’m so glad Jesus is my Lord & Savior. I hope anyone who reads this finds Christ b/c He’s the only one who can deliver you from everything & anything.
Kelsey you’re always in my prayers and adam too. You’re such a kind and caring young lady. I thank God I found your blog b/c it’s really blessed me.God Bless 🙂
Oh Sue, that is such a powerful comment you left!!! It can really help those who are struggling or sick. They can read that and see that everything can be easier if you give it to God. After all you went through it is good to hear you say that if you give it to God it helps, or you would go crazy. My dad actually past away in 2008 from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and it was really hard watching him be so sick! I am so glad that you are Cancer-FREE CONGRATS to you!!!!! That is beyond amazing Sue!
You too are an amazing woman and thank you for reading my blog 🙂 you are a blessing to me. Thank you for praying for us, that is so sweet of you! I pray for you as well :-)! God Bless!