Dear friends who are struggling with something this is for you,
Are you going through a time in your life where you feeling like you world is crumbling apart? Is it easy to focus on the pain, the difficulties and all the pressure you have before you? Yes, that is the normal response. But I have something to bring to the table, hope.
“The thought of my pain, my homelessness, is bitter poison. I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed. Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: the Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I Have, and so in him I put my hope” (Lamentations 3:19-24 TEV)
I want you to remember that God has unconditional love for you that will never end. I can tell you from experience that it is all about the way you “think” about a situation. Despite the fact that you may be upset or confused with God about something, I want you to always remember he loves you unconditionally. For example, in these verses up above of Jeremiah’s life, he started to let his situation overtake him and fill his mind with doubtful thoughts. I’ve totally been there, it is so easy to fall into this as it just seems there is no way out and your life is crumbling before you. But truly, no one understands your specific situation, but yourself and God. So, don’t just walk, sprint to him. His arms are wide open ready to embrace you. God finds no delight or pleasure in giving us pain or a difficult situation, we just have to try his plan. But I have something you can do, and we can work on it together 🙂 It is changing our mindset! Pastor Rick Warren said it so well, “You don’t know God is all you need until God is all you’ve got.”
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31)
This verse gives me chills every time I read it. It is so refreshing to know that God is not finished with you and I. We have to make a conscious effort to give our worries and negative thoughts over to him, and he will renew my strength. Life is can be difficult and throw curve balls. A year ago I was healthy, could squat over my body weight, in college away from home on little sleep and completely okay. My life has taken a 180 degree turn in just a short amount of time. I developed chronic Lyme Disease, became unable to be exercise due to pain, moved home for college, am currently in the process of choosing a different career path to fit my capabilities and dealt with some emotionally draining situations. But never before have I had to trust God so hard. No matter your circumstance, God still loves you and is going to pull you through, just keep talking to him. Pray fiercely. Remember, you will soar like an eagle, and you won’t grow weary or faint if you rely on God’s love. Life is tough, it is not easy. It will kick you down sometimes, but get back up and keep soaring. Have faith in God’s miracles. I keep telling God and myself that I know I am going to get better because God is going to heal me, and he can do the same for you too!
So Lyme Lighters, lets put on our wings and soar, chase your dreams. Never let anything or anyone hold you back from being all God has in store for you to become. If that means being a missionary around the world, chase it. If being a lifestyle blogger is your dream, chase it. If being a computer engineer is for you, chase it. If being a stay at home mom is, chase it. God will soar along side you, and you will walk and not be faint.