Friday, January 13, 2012

Too much on my mind.

You know those times?
Those times where nothing seems to be going "your way".
When "everything bad" happens to you.
When you feel like if one more thing goes wrong, you'll surely just "break".
I'm there.

I know I am blessed.
I know others are much worse off than I am.
I know God will provide.

It's still just scary. I try to be strong. I try to hand it to God. I am still learning how to give everything to God. Why?
I don't know. God has provided for me--always. Why should now be any different?

A passage from Jesus Calling really stood out to me the other night. I don't have the book with me, but this is what I took from it.
Pray to God for what you need, but don't keep begging him to give it to you. This will only keep you in a negative state of mind. Instead, thank him for what He is already doing, and has been doing before we even knew we'd be faced with these trials. By thanking Him, you have changed into a positive mindset, so you will be thinking positively about it.

This is much easier said than done. I find myself constantly asking God for something to happen, when instead I should be giving thanks for what I know He will do!
His Will. Not Mine.

Romans 12:12
"Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful."

Such a simple concept. So hard to do.