One Of THOSE Days!

Teenage girl looking frustrated and worried

Have you ever had one of THOSE days?

One of those days where you want to crawl in bed, curl up in a ball, pull the covers up over your head, and completely escape from reality? THOSE days where one setback after another has you feeling frustrated, defeated and overwhelmed, and wondering if whether it would be easier to just throw in the towel? One of those days where everything just seems extremely harder than it should be?

Being a mom is hard.

Being a friend is hard.

Being a business owner is hard.

Being a student is hard.

You want to quit. You want to throw in the towel. You just want things to be easy, and you just want everything to run smoothly.

Trust me, I understand. But, that’s just not how life works.

And so, in these moments, we have to make a choice. We can wallow in self-pity, or we can step out on faith. We can become overwhelmed and quit or we can choose to believe what God said! We can run away, or we can stand and fight! Because sometimes life is hard. People you were counting on let you down. Negative things happen. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said, “the greatest measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Along the same lines Justice William J. Brennan stated, “we must meet the challenge, rather than wish it were not before us.” In other words, we make the choice to rise above our circumstances, even when we don’t feel like it—and even when it feels like we can’t. After all, our character is built in times like these, and there is always a lesson to be learned. And while you can’t control what happens to you, you CAN choose how you decide to respond.

And so, my challenge for you is when you are dealing with a lousy situation, is to remember you still have a choice in how to respond. You can choose peace, joy, forgiveness and embrace the grace of God. You can choose to not give up and refuse to throw in the towel. The strength to prevail is the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of you. God could be simply getting you ready for something big down the road.

Live with purpose and don’t give up!

A NOTE TO SAY THANK YOU 🙏

6D33945E-35B3-415E-8AA9-42875E0ECFD1Hello friends, my name is Crissy

I live in Australia.

I would like to thank all you who are  actively visiting Pat’s blog during her absence.

I don’t know Pat personally.  We met through my blog.

Pat was concerned about her blog so when she asked me to help her while she is away I happily accepted. 

We pray for our dear  friend Pat and ask God that her treatment will be a success.

I am encouraged by the kindness of those of  you who have taken the time to read and like my posts keeping , “ From The Darkness Into The Light” Blog active!!
Pat will be happy to know that her precious followers have not left her.

I would like to bless all of you today, I have chosen a blessing from the Book of Numbers:

The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’”

‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭

EXPERIENCING THE POWER AND LOVE OF GOD

WALKING BY FAITH

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21

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