This Shall Pass
Lord.. it just seems to be unending, how will I get through this?
Today I’m going to…
Know that You’ve seen me through so much before
I ‘ll remember Your love and kindness and trust You even more
Illness, financial struggles, grief, depression, anxiety, fear, unworthiness, discouragement, anger, bitterness, numbness, oppression; they weigh us down. They cripple our spirit. We need a way out.
God tells us to be thankful in all things, which is not always easy, and He tells us that we are to bless our enemies. These two little steps are SO very powerful. When we put into action, the direction that God gives us in scripture, we are causing an invisible effect that will erode our struggles. In time, they will be so minute compared to the immediate.
Today, make an effort to show kindness to someone that is not a friend or family member. A smile to a stranger can change their day. It can change yours because you are going against everything in life that is trying to pull you down. Be blessed in knowing God loves you. Plant a seed of kindness and you will reap the rewards.
Luke 14:12-14 (NIV)
Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”.