Sometimes it has seemed like far too many days were just survival days. Have you ever felt like that, too?
Some time ago I had some struggles with the old fatigue coming back to visit, joint subluxations with temporary, but noticeable pain, and a few other problems.
So, I invited myself to a pity party.
Then someone locked the “door” from the outside, and I stayed there a while.
But, I knew that it was not a healthy place to be, so I called one of my young, cheerful blogging friends, and after a while we started talking about something that prompted me to get my Bible out. As I was reading the passages to her and speaking forth the things the Lord has taught me from them in the past, they gave me a couple of good truthful blows to the mind and heart, and the pity party departed post haste leaving me wondering why I had even gone there in the first place!
A lot has happened since that day, but that’s for another post. 🙂 I have discovered that it’s pretty much impossible to be truly thankful and have a pity party at the same time.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12 NIV
Today I’m thankful for how God speaks to us through His powerful, living Word.
I’m thankful that He is patient and kind toward us in the midst of our struggles.
I’m also thankful for cheerful friends who are kind enough to take the time to talk with me when I need them.
How about you? Have you ever felt trapped in some emotion or unhealthy thought pattern? If so, did you find a healthy escape? Who spoke those words that helped you figure out how to break free? Have you experienced God’s word speaking specifically to a problem you were struggling with?