It’s only Wednesday, but every day this week has been more challenging than the day before it. I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m angry. How in the world am I supposed to handle all of these negative emotions at one time? The answer is simple. I’m not.
I’m tired. Psalm 127 (which happens to be my favorite) says the Lord giveth his beloved sleep. I am his beloved. I took my tired self to bed.
I’m angry. The Bible says be angry and sin not. So I got mad, but before I did anything to hurt anyone emotionally or physically, I put myself in timeout. I sat in a room by myself until I was ready to play nicely with other people.
I’m frustrated. But my perserverance will produce character, and my character will produce hope according to Romans 5:3-4.
With all that is going on in the world, and with me, it is easy to get overwhelmed. When things feel like they are too much, 1 Peter 5:7 instructs us to cast our cares on him, because he cares for us.
This week, has been difficult for me. I won’t pretend like I’m not struggling. But hope springs eternal. That isn’t necessarily in the Bible, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. My hope just happens to be in the Eternal one. The grass withers and the flower may fade, but the Word of God our God stands forever.