“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Last night I got in bed completely depleted. Not necessarily filled with worry, anxiety or fear. Just one of those days where a tiny discouragement builds on top of another, creating scenarios in your mind that contain absolutely no truth. Moving away from my entire life, I was fully aware days like this would hit; it would be inevitable. How perfect of a situation am I in for the enemy to pounce?
No way could I ever blame God for this emotion within me.What I have chosen to do with my life was done in complete faith for Him and I will never doubt that decision.
“Commit your works to The Lord and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for it’s own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil.” Proverbs 16:3-4
As I lay staring at the ceiling, these verses were running wild through my brain. My flesh may have a moment of despair, but what a great opportunity to trust. Every now and then it’s good to have days like this. Such a great reminder that even when uncertain of what lies ahead, always commit your works to The Lord; there will be greater purpose behind it than you can possibly imagine. If He has overcome the entire world, then why would I possibly need to question if He can handle the little obstacles on my simple path?
How lovely to have a moment of discouragement yesterday, because in it I was again made aware of how little I am in comparison to how incredibly big He is. An opportunity to be well informed of His grace, love, and mercy in my life; to be humbled by knowing the greatest ability I have is to faithfully depend on Him in all circumstances. Even when completely unsure of where He is leading me. What a blessing to have peace in tribulation, full knowing that He carries my life in His hands full of purpose!
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26