I really haven’t felt like myself lately. Even despite all of the good things going on in my life, I have felt a tinge of sadness every day. At first, I was upset with myself for being so ungrateful. My life has been a little unstable lately, but I know that’s necessary for personal and spiritual growth. And regardless of how weird things may be in my life at the moment, I know that I am truly blessed to have the life that I do.
This morning I heard the song “Keep Making Me” by Sidewalk Prophets while driving to work. I was running late because the shower schedule in my house had gotten off track. (My shower is screwed up, so there are three of us battling it out for the shower in the morning.) I was feeling feverish. And then I heard that song, and it really put it in perspective for me. I’m being broken so that I can be molded into who God wants me to be. And to me, that makes the sadness 100% worth it.
I am really thankful for this blog, because I feel like it is one of the ways that God communicates with me. That may sound odd, but we all experience God and his presence in different ways. Sometimes, like today, I really feel like God is laying a message on my heart to share with y’all. So perhaps you are going through what I’m going through. Or maybe you just need a little bit of encouragement. [ Or who knows… Maybe I have it all wrong and you don’t! And if so, that’s okay, too 🙂 ]
Here are some of my favorite verses for when I’m feeling down:
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in
hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I
am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” – Romans 3:3-5
[Also, after writing this, I read a really inspiring post from my friend Elizabeth at Lark & Bloom. I highly recommend taking a moment to read it.]
I hope that you are having a great Tuesday! And if not, remember – it’s all part of a grander plan, and pain is only temporary.
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