Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve been so tempted today to shout the question ‘what else can go wrong?’ 
Its been building the last several months and today with some more disappointing news it was the last straw. 
I always try to see the positive in everything but honestly sometimes there isn’t really any positive and that’s just life. 

I’m certain so many of you can relate to the old saying ‘when it rains it pours’.. I’ve literally been comparing my life to Job (from the bible) lately. Anyone ever been there? Where you can’t seem to ‘catch a break’ or your breathe between storms? 

But today as I was attempting to digest some more bad news and the thought of wondering what else could go wrong was circling in my mind I took it captive. 
Despite my circumstance, the seemingly endless disappointments, my not so fuzzy feelings, I still have complete control over my mind and thoughts. Over the things that take up residence in my head space and heart. Because the honest truth is A LOT ELSE COULD GO WRONG. I’ve lived it/am living it and though I may feel like a dark rain cloud constantly follows overhead, I still have SO MUCH to be thankful for. I’m blessed REGARDLESS of my feelings + circumstance. 
When I’m distracted with focusing on all the things going wrong, it clouds my vision from the existence of the good that still surrounds me. It’s like a snowball effect & and the most trivial stuff turns into an avalanche.

Today I’m thankful that despite the natural disappointments of living in this fallen world, in the midst of pain and heartache, I have a Savior who understands it all. Who loves me, period. Who doesn’t expect me to act like and feel that everything is always rainbows and butterflies, because its not. I have permission to just be. And I can know that in the desert there are living streams, every valley will contain a [door of Achor/Hope] and that my God will “fully satisfy every weary soul, (including MINE) and replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.”

‭‭(JEREMIAH‬ ‭31:25‬ )
Life isn’t picture perfect. But I’m thankful for the unwavering Joy of the Lord that can be my strength in hard times. It doesn’t disqualify me from having days full of tears, but it does sustain me through them. 
{hopefully this post can help one of you to feel seen and understood & encourage you to keep knowing and believing that you can have Joy in the midst of difficulty & that tears + frustrations are normal!}
 More beautiful Truth from Lysa Terkeuerst to cling to and replace negative thoughts with! 
{He is right here with me in the midst of my trouble, I am not alone: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

 

He is the One who can use my tears to water the soil of my heart so that it can one day be a harvest of joy: “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” Psalm 126:5 }

Gotta love Gods not so subtle way that gets us looking Up.