Wednesday, January 14, 2009

From One Extreme To Another

We all know how quickly life can turn on a dime. One minute we are up, the next we are down. Just like the weather, our particular situations and circumstances are constantly changing, dictating how we feel and react to almost everything around us. Yesterday, I wrote two devotions. Those devotions were a sad reminder of how I have become a slave to my emotions. The first one was a happy devotion, but the second one was quite the opposite. There is nothing wrong with experiencing these kinds of extremes, and I believe it is important to talk about it when it happens. These devotions are just my way of venting, my way of unloading, my way of trying to put things in the proper perspective. I just wish I could find some medium ground instead of wandering out to those extremes every time.

I am happy to point out however that I have not, and will not, ever give up on Jesus! True, I am asking Him for a miracle, and I want to be to the point where I am actually expecting it to happen. Some days I do think I am at that point, but then times like last night remind me that I am not there yet. All I can do is to continue to have faith in Him and ask Him to help me get through this awful time. When I close my eyes, I can almost see the one set of footprints on the beach, as I know He is carrying me right now. I want to be an inspiration to others through these devotions. Yet I know I am allowing my circumstances in life to get the better of me right now. But I know God will not let me down. Maybe this is just my Good Friday. If I have faith, Resurrection Sunday is just around the corner! I promise to tie a knot in the rope I'm hanging onto, and hold on even tighter! This, too, shall pass!

I Peter 4:16 says, "Yet if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. "

Father, help me during this time. You know my heart even better than I do. Please remind us that we are not perfect, and it is OK for us to feel bad sometimes. In Jesus name, Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Yes this too shall pass... God wants to help us but he also wants us to help ourselves and in doing that I believe that the effort we make.... and do our part, is what builds us up and gives us strength and wisdom coming out of the situation.He wants us to labor so that we get something out of it. Kind of like "Hands on" on a new job. Having ups and down is soooo normal and theres nothing wrong in it. Its part of the healing and getting to know ourselves on a emotional level. We find out just how much we can handle and God never gives us more than we can handle.