Without going into it too much, I've been feeling some discouragement and disappointment internally lately. I have high hopes, high standards for myself and when I am unable to reach them on my own, I get pretty down.
Somedays, I kinda feel like this guy:
It's like I have my plans all mapped out, but this invisible barrier is holding me back from getting where I want to go. Luckily for me, and for all of us, Psalms 107 reads over and over and over again of God's steadfast love and his constant rescuing of His people. It's a solid reminder that God is in control. He has the power to achieve incredible things. For example, verse 16 out of 107 reads "For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron." Have you ever tried shattering bronze? Well, that door that I keep coming up against; He has the power to shatter it. The worries of today are pointless, absolutely meaningless. They are a false means of control. Worries make us feel like we are in charge, but really they only lead to stressed out hearts and pimples making a home on our faces. They get us no where.
It's hard to be patient. It's hard to see that God has a plan for our lives when we have a mind clogged with worries and expectations. In this moment, I am encouraged by a phone call from my mom. She lost her job in the past year and has been looking for one that she would really excel in. After months and months of waiting and searching, she now has two really good job offers that she gets to choose between. I can do nothing but put my hope in God. He is our provider. He is our rescuer. He is good, all the time. ♥, mK