Monday, March 28, 2016

{ Melancholy Monday }

Oh, how I wish I could feel the same way all week long as I do when I'm worshiping in church on SONday morning. I'm with fellow believers and singing praises to our Lord and Savior and my heart is so full.  Then.....
comes Monday morning, or sometimes even stepping outside the church after the service.....
and the world seeps back into my mind and heart and the realization that life goes on sets in.

But.....
I have such an AWESOME HOPE that it won't always be this way.

This was  reminded to me as I read my devotion this morning.....
but, it was actually yesterday's that I didn't get around to reading until today that jumped right off the page at me and spoke straight to my heart.

Remember the "root of bitterness" post I did last week?  Well, that particular person did it again.....
they upped their game with doing something hurtful. I was able to handle the situation with grace (and know that was totally from Christ in me doing the talking).

Anyway......
here's what I read in my devotion.....

"Are you in a season of life that you feel has gone on too long? Do you struggle, wondering what the purpose is? Rest assured that there is always a purpose in every part of your life, even the painful parts.  Know that every roadblock, heartache, health problem, or crisis was sifted through the hands of God before it came into your life.  That knowledge becomes all the more precious in our suffering.  If you can trust Christ to give His life for you, then you can trust Him to carry you through suffering and pain."
Journey - A Woman's Guide To Intimacy With God


Maybe this is speaking to some of you, too.
It could be that you're in a "season of life" that is hard, and you are wondering how in the world you can put one foot in front of the other.
(please know my situation isn't nearly that bad.....
just frustrating and hurtful).

Give it to God.....
press into HIM!
He can handle the pressure!

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!!!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Deb! I'm so glad that your Easter was a spirit-soaring experience! But then...yuk! I have found that in my own life, my happiest times have been the times that evil wants to jump in and make me miserable. And that can be through people or experiences. I think it's wonderful that you are continually taking your issues to prayer. It's such a testament to faith and trust.
    Your post comes at a timely place for me. I am facing a health issue that has me irritated. Like you said, it's not earth shattering, but enough for evil to step in and tell me it will never get better. Give it to Him. Yes. That's the way to peace.
    Easter blessings,
    Ceil

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  2. Deb, we had a wonderful Easter as well. I completely understand your feelings - it happens to me too, when you get to the parking lot after church and the joy you felt during the services seems to just fly away. It is exactly why we need to keep going back and why we so need Jesus in our lives. I hope you are finding peace and grace!! It is what we are all striving for!

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  3. Trusting God in the hard times can be very difficult to do. I love the poem Footprints, when there were only one set of footprints in the sand that was when God was carrying me/you. Hard times increases our faith, eventho we don't realize it at the time. Your post are always heartwarming, your love for God is a blessing to all who know you. ((hugs))

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  4. Oh boy...how I understand what your saying...keeping you in prayer sweet friend...Blessings

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  5. Wonderful devotion, Deb. Sometimes I feel so cushioned at church amongst those of like faith. Then it's back in the world and home with all the responsibilities and cares. I have to remember that God is always near and especially near in those hard times. Have a wonderful day.

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