Lord.. I feel like I am existing in a deep fog; my thoughts seem to be dulled and weak
Today I’m going to…
Know that in the fog, my Heavenly Father holds my hand
I only need to lift my voice in praise and understand
There are times, when I have been so depressed that thoughts seem to have a mind of their own; each thought becoming more difficult to string together. A fog seems to grow over any attempts you make to think and get through the day to the point that you can feel totally incapable.
On these days, when clarity is needed, lift up your thoughts and voice to give praise to God. We are taught to “Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of Heaviness. Lift up your heart to God”. Like the sun peeking through the rain clouds as the sky clears, your thoughts, the fog will lift with each word of love, worship, adoration that we speak. Furthermore, following that passage is a promise that those who do so will be called “Oaks of Righteousness”. Wow! He gets you through the fog and then gives you such a gracious reward.
and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Lord.. I feel like I am ready to just quit, I am defeated, tired and cannot go on.
Today I’m going to… Look to You; my only hope in these days that my sorrows defeat me Knowing You are my sword and shield, there is nothing that exists which can beat me
It is a terrible thing to live day after day feeling as if you have been fighting hard to do what is right, yet seeing that there is always something that comes to stand as an opponent. Relentlessly, you find yourself constantly in a “battle” and feel at the end of your rope; exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually defeated.
Yet, the bible tells us that it is not so. That the battles that we live through day after day and moment after moment are God’s to fight. We must trust in His loving Spirit completely and know that He is fighting the unseen, the yet-to-come and the day that we are in for our good. Through so many difficult days, God comforted me with this scripture.
Ex 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.
Lord.. Why must life be so very hard?
Today I’m going to…
Remember the times that I’ve come out on top with all the odds against me
Knowing You surround me with care; Your love and care enfence me
Yes… day to day, when we focus on how difficult life is, we feel it is too much to take. When, however, we remember the time that the car did not hit us, when we’ve passed through great illnesses and been ok, when we’ve gotten kindness from a stranger or suddenly something happens that we don’t expect in much-needed help, we know that Our loving Father is with us.
On that day when life is just too much and all you can do is think His precious name.. Love flows out and over us supernaturally, our comfort, our shelter, our joy.
Job 1:10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.