Joshua 1:9-10 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Are you comfortable with your life..? Ask yourself the question. Life should almost feel like that perfect mattress or when you crawl into bed after a long day, finding that perfect spot.
I’ve been through some bad bad times, and I’ve had some very bad days. I’ve been to the point that I thought life had won and stress, anxiety and depression had won me over. I felt just like the commercials for depression with the chains and weights bringing me down… I thought there was absolutely no way to get out of it but I WAS WRONG. I learned that I needed to let go and let God. I gave him complete control of my life and I have never felt happier since.
Mark 4:35-41 is an amazing thing to read. I learned that God uses the same power he used to help the disciples and calm the sea for them when it got rough to help calm my life. Sometimes life will hit you like a bus, everything you wanted NOT to happen… usually happens and it’s the worst. Life is not fair. Remember that. God listens, and when you start to ask God for help and just talk to him, he will help and heal.
Romans 5:3-4 says “rejoice in our sufferings”
When I first read this, I was so confused. Why would I want to be happy and thankful for the bad things that have happened to me? When I really looked into the verse and my life I saw that each bad thing that happened brought me closer and closer to God. He used those problems and challenges to better our relationship. I’ve been through things nobody should have to go through and I have so much comfort knowing God has a plan, and he uses it to bring me to him.
Psalm 27:1-5 says “the Lord is my light and my salvation. He is the stronghold of my life.”
Even though we have bad days, God wants us to focus on the GOOD and what truly matters and that’s him. Getting on the right track with God and fully understanding that he listens helps. Talk to God, tell him about your feelings and challenges and ask for help. He will help you face each and everyday UNAFRAID
Zephaniah 2:6-7 says “the Lord will core for you, he will restore your fortunes”
Stress. Depression. Anxiety. They are all real things and they impact people everyday. I’ve been through all three, sleepless nights, crying in the shower, never feeling like I’m good enough or like I can do anything right. It’s difficult to get through and the only thing that will truly get you through it is God. The verse above tells us that God restores, he will give you rest when you need and and he will heal your mind, body and soul.
Growing up I learned that life isn’t fair and people don’t have the same heart as I do. People have broken their promises thousands of times and my parents have ruined my plans plenty of times as well (; (i know they both just read that… srry mom and dad ily) I’ve lost friends when the times got bad and I’ve had some bad relationships whether that was friends, boyfriends, or my peers. The world seems to make you feel like you are never enough and even though you follow the “rules” of society you aren’t enough. That’s when we need to see what matters again.
Joshua 23:14 says “now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not on of the good promises the Lord your God gave you had failed.”
When God promises something, it never fails. That’s amazing to thing about and to understand that he thinks and he listens and he never fails us.
Ask yourself the question again,
Are you comfy in life yet?