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!