Falling Apart: Not an Option
God Never Had A Problem That He Couldn’t Solve. Photo Courtesy: Peter Griffin
Have you ever come face to face with a life storm? They can be emotionally, physically, and mentally draining. If you care to admit, life storms can force you to meet your faith in God head on. A life storm can be the means for you finding out what you are really made of.
Truly, we can go over, under, and around life’s storms, but we don’t always bypass the storm’s powerful interferance. No matter what path you take to overcome a life storm, you will certainly wrestle with the difficulties attached to the storm.
Ready or not, life storms happen. A small life storm may come your way and you enforce a little fight. Possibly you won’t even break a sweat, and you sail through the storm with ease. On the other hand, you meet with a large life storm and implement maximum power. Maybe you’ll lose some sleepless nights, but you make it through with a diligent fight. Moreover, you meet with a life crisis, and you are faced with the fight of your life. Perhaps you’ll need to refuel many times in order to make it to the other side of the storm.
In any case, you must put forth effort to withstand a life storm.
Sometimes things happen in life and it seems impossible to bear. If the truth be told, once in a while you may feel like you’re going to break down and let the pieces fall where they may. Sometimes it may seem that it would be easier to take a break from life and return when the coast is clear. Although possible to attempt, that’s not a feasible solution. Tried it, result: not successful. I decided to sit it out and let the storm pass by. The storm didn’t budge, and it waited for my return.
The best option was to face the storm with confidence and fight to win. Sometimes you can have all of the confidence that anyone could ever hope for; and at the same time, you still need more. You must draw on your God given inner strength to make it through a life storm. There are times in your life when you must tell yourself how you expect to behave during a life storm.
Encourage Yourself While In The Storm
Oh my soul, let me tell you this; falling apart is not on my list. I know you’re weary and tired of going through, but I can’t win this battle without you. Remember God gave you strength in the last fight; you were weak and He gave you might. Oh my soul, now is not the time to give up and give in; you have hope and a future to win. God knows the plans He has for you, this is true; hold on and experience what God can do. God’s plans are to prosper you and not to bring you harm; you can make it through any storm.
Oh my soul, you have already traveled far from the past; don’t let this battle be your last. I know you have many more tears to shed, but please be strong and look ahead. Find a place somewhere inside of you, and see things from God’s point of view. Oh my soul, you’re hurting with great pain today, but you must get in touch with God’s joyful way. Falling apart is not an option that you can choose; if you accept giving up, you will lose.
Hold yourself firmly together my soul; delight yourself in what God has foretold. Oh my soul, you are a champion with God as your guide; you can make it to the other side. Oh my soul, let me tell you this; falling apart is not on my list.
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.