There are days and weeks and yes, sometimes even months when you feel bogged down by the weight of the things in your life. Discouraged and dejected, you keep going the best you can.
The last few days have been like this for me. There have been a couple of events in my online life that have really been discouraging and made me ever so happy to have a God Who loves me, an encouraging husband and a peaceful family in my real world.
The events really aren’t major in the grand scheme of things, but they make me realize when you put yourself out there, you sometimes get hurt. All too often my reaction to persecution is to pull back. Sadly, I am a people-pleaser at heart and you simply cannot please all the people all the time.
I love helping people out. I love helping other bloggers out. I love shining Christ’s love in my tiny corner of cyberspace, but there are days when I’m not so very helpful and I’m not so very shiny. Those are the days I run to the Psalms and remember David and all his many ups and downs, successes and failures.
Discouragement happens. We’ve all lived it. What matters is where you run when it happens. Do you withdraw from it all and hide your head in the sand, do you lash out and live in anger, or do you stand and face the Light.
Today, I stand. I stand and bask in His glory. And I realize the Truth and stay focused and strong, praising Him in the midst of it all.
If you are discouraged today, please let me pray for you. Even if you cannot bring yourself to say why you are discouraged, simply leave a comment and I promise every name that comes through my comment box will be prayed over.
You are loved.