READY8 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
AIM8 I’m certain, at some point in each of our lives, we’ve each encountered a difficult situation. I don’t mean frustration at work or juggling life and school activities. I mean a situation that rocks the very core of your soul. A situation that makes you shake your head, questions your purpose and leaves you empty with no answers or direction. It is in times like these when we need to recognize our existence, plant our feet firmly on the ground and allow God to move in mighty ways. It’s times like these when the devil looks for a weak moment to get his evil thoughts into our heads and hearts. If we let those negative voices play over and over in our minds, what will results be? A life full of bitterness, resentment, anger, depression, isolation and a wake of disastrous relationships and loneliness.
When you recognize yourself in a soul-shaking situation, stop and recognize your thoughts and feelings. Don’t internalize the negativity that comes with tests and trials. Let God lead the way and give you grace to handle each moment of each day. Turn your thoughts toward positive and uplifting changes. You may not be able to control the situation; however, you can control your reaction to the situation. If you feel that all hope is lost and no one can help you…God will always be there for you and will never leave you. He is faithful, even in the midst of the most unbelievable circumstances. Trust Him and be free.
FIRE!8 Life throws us all a curve ball now and again. Put on your gear and be ready to catch the fly balls you encounter before they get a chance to become grand slams. Grab a Bible and a good friend for reference, if necessary and let God be the umpire of your life.