Do you ever get that feeling in the pit of your stomach? You know that gnawing feeling that is worst when things seem to be flying at you one after another. Life, that is life . I once heard that in order to have peace you must “live life on life’s terms”…… Well pardon me but I say BS (I do not think I need to elaborate on those two letters). Every single day when we wake up, we are at war. Not the kind of war with weapons (although sadly many of us are in that kind of war) but the one deep inside. My “gut” consistently tries to steal my peace, tranquility and joy. STRESSSSSSS – it will do that. Come on, we ALL deal with it in varying degrees. I could spend probably days listing things that steal joy and they are valid. BUT DO WE HAVE TO LIVE LIFE ON LIFE’S TERMS????? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
So, when you just receive that electric shut off notice, or you just ran that profit and loss at work and it looks bleak, or you just got horrible health news, or you are sitting there battling temptation with a pill, needle or powder, or you are lonely … you get it….
Get that weapon (faith) and load it with the ammo (love) and protect yourself with the sheild. GOD.
Think of it as the Staples famous EASY BUTTON……. Pause….. Pray, OVERCOME!
Live life on life’s terms, I THINK NOT! Life often takes my JOY; I will live my life on GOD’S terms. GOD wants me to have everlasting joy!
So…… as you sit there with that problem suffocating you; STOP & PRAY! Do it again and again! GOD DOES NOT GIVE ANYONE ANYTHING that they cannot overcome!
HE BRINGS YOU TO IT – HE BRINGS YOU THROUGH IT!!!
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.