As I read my devotional this morning, I realized it was my story as well. This just goes to show that no matter what we go through, we are not alone. Someone has experienced the same pain, loss, hurt, discouragement as you are going through in this very moment, so don’t allow yourself to become so overwhelmed during the trial that you lose hope for your future. You will get through it, and you’ll be able to help someone else as they go through their life issues because you made it (testify).
The bible tells us, there is a time and a season for everything in our lives, (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
So many people are under an extreme amount of pressure these days, experiencing depression and anxiety and not quite understanding what is going on with them. I feel it is important to be open about the fact that, while dealing with my precious mothers sickness, shortly after her death, I had a nervous breakdown! That happened because I was so overwhelmed and depressed, but mostly because, I didn’t talk about what was going on within me. I over thought every decision I made about her medical care, the surgeries, even agreeing to let her no longer be treated with dialysis. She just wanted to live out the rest of her days in peace, and I let her.
If you are experiencing the pain of sickness, sadness, anxiety depression or loss, it may not seem like it right now, but your pain is only temporary. You have to fight to get better. You may be crying, but your tears will soon dry. You will feel happiness again, you will smile again. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalms 30:5).
“And we know that all things work together for Good, to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose”, Romans 8:28. That means, even those troubles or problems we bring on ourselves. We sometimes get so bogged down with what’s happening to us, questioning why we are going through, that we fail to realize, it might be our fault. If we take the time to look back and put the pieces together, we most likely will find that we might have made decisions and choices that could have caused the very troubles we experience. That is why it is so very important to put The Lord “first” each and every day. He will guard us against the pitfalls the enemy tries to set for us. You do know the Bible clearly warns us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because, your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”, 1 Peter 5:8.
“For Gods anger last only a moment, but His favor last a lifetime, Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning” Psalms 30:5.