At times it seems as if I go through these periods of everything being a struggle. During these times I feel anxious about everything around me. I have to constantly remind myself of the scripture in Philippians chapter 4:6-7 that say…
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your request be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
During these times I must continually do it and not just read what the scripture says. Instead of letting the thoughts I think reside within me, I must pray and talk with God, and believe me…. do I talk with God a lot. LOL. I have to concentrate on all the things that I know He has done for me, that I must be aware of when He was with me. When most of your life you were constantly surrounded by such unsureness, I think is when anxiety tends to become part of your familiar. However, when you come to a revelation that God is really with you and wants relationship with you to help you. Then you’re familiar is challenged and you must start looking at things different. I mean analyzing it and being purposeful on your thinking and how you feel. Has it been a challenge? Yes, very much so…that is something that I continue to do even today.
What I have found out…it is really during these times of struggle when I go back and apply the scriptures again (yes, again and again) making it part of who I am is when I really see who He is and His faithfulness. I do not claim to ever have it all together or wouldn’t even suggest I have all the answers…but if we do not have honest dialogue or transparency, how do we move forward or help others and maybe in the midst continue to help ourselves.
Be Blessed, Speak Life and against all Hope, in Hope, Believe. Believing that reading of the word is good, repeating it is better, but being a doer of the word is where I want to be.
Today…the doer of the word will be what changes us…and the world. ~april harris