So the other day we talked about when you have “those days.” Well what do you do when you feel like you are having one of “those weeks?”
Today, when I opened up my devotional book (again you can grab it here Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence. It’s really good!) The first sentence read “I am above all things: your problems, your pain and the swirling events in this ever-changing world.” Sometimes it can be really difficult to pull yourself out of funk once you get in one. It’s like you know you’re in a bad mood, but you are fully committed to it by this point. What is even more difficult (at least for me) – having to remind yourself that Jesus wants you to be happy in this life, wants you to bring your problems to him. They are not your problems to carry or deal with on your own. He really is the greatest person to have on your team. You will always have problems, but they cannot become your focus. Let them become God’s focus!
I know for me personally, (and I like to blame my mom for this – thanks a lot Connie) I tend to look on the negative side of circumstances and dwell on all the negatives rather than all the positives. Jesus is like, your number one positive. But it can be hard to remember to call on Him for help. It can be difficult to put all your trust in to Him. At least I know it is for me.
I remember specifically after we moved from Florida to Mississippi after Hurricane Irma. I was looking and looking for a job and having a really difficult time. So the night before an interview, I sat down with my Bible and spent 30 or so minutes with God, asking Him for His will to be done. Letting Him know that I knew He had a plan for me and that I was done trying to figure it out on my own. I was giving up and giving it all over to Him. The next day I did amazing in the interview and got the job – she even said she wished I could start that day!
You want to hear God laugh? Tell him your plans.
If you have the time, and the extra $20, grab this devotional. (Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence) I promise you will not be disappointed. Follow along with me and discuss with me in the comments! I would love to hear what you have to say!
Here are a few more of my favorite devotionals and a couple really amazing devotional bibles:
I prefer KJV, but the NIV with the flowers is just so cute not to recommend. The teal creative Bible… yeah I will definitely be asking for that one for Easter!
Also, there is this really amazing prayer challenge book I picked up as well – The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God. It has journal sections which is great, because if you’re anything like me, your mind can wander while you pray. I have found that if I write it down I am able to focus much better on it and focus my mind and my time on Jesus much better as well!
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