There are days when I honestly struggle.  Lately there have been an entire string of them.  NOW---a lot of this is on me.  As I recently posted, I have sometimes unrealistic expectations of myself.  There are also times when due to circumstances beyond my control, life is stressful.  I do not handle a lot coming at me at once as well as I once did.  It is frustrating and disheartening.  If I am not careful I find myself in the doldrums.

NOW---Debbie Downer has unloaded and here comes the real point of this post.  



Truth in posting--that is NOT the first thing that comes to mind when I am struggling.  What I would love to do is crawl back into my cave and pull a Hero and turn my back to the world.

BUT once I get past my pity party, my head knows my problems are minor in the world of struggle.  Yes, it is all relevant, BUT I am also very blessed in the economy of the world.  God has His plan and it is always the best plan.  When things are not going my way, it is not necessarily the wrong way.  There is always beauty in the storm--and the sun does always come out again.  Patience and being quiet before the Lord are required in the worst of times.  And every day is a gift---for the alternative is no day.  Think that over the next time you are in the strait of struggle.  YES---I am thankful--in the midst of the struggle--I am thankful.

"God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear,

though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its water roar and foam, 

and the mountains quake with their surging."

Psalm 46:1-3


  1. Each new day is a gift, one we should never take for granted. Lord, help us when we don't have the right attitude to face the storms that come, and may we always take refuge in You.
    Blessings, Lulu!


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