Today, I felt something that i have not felt in a very long time. This morning, i felt anxious. Feeling anxious is something i battled with for a very long time. As i grew older and my faith in Christ grew as well, the space were being anxious resided was replaced by the grace of God. This morning (and last night), i found my heart racing a little faster and i even had a “gagging” reflex. It was scarry in that being anxious is something i do not want to live in again.
As i contemplate why i feel like this, i realize that i have gotten a little to comfortable with life here on earth. Being comfortable meant less time reading the word of God and talking to God. Worrying comes when you do not remember that God is with you. For just a split second, i forgot that and it was eating me inside.
David Dunn says it best…I WANNA GO BACK!!! PJSLB
The lord has placed it in my heart to pray for those struggling with smoking. To see people with these terrible coughs and having all these health problems yet still have to light a cigarette; its just heartbreaking. They know they have to stop but they just can’t.
Lord, I pray for my brothers and sister struggling with this habit. I pray lord that they have the courage to seek the hep they need. I pray for their health and for their families. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Nothing biblical here but just a thought on a way to think when you are challenged by the devil. In tough times, I remind myself who is standing side by side with me. With Christ, I can walk thru anything. PJSLB
God does not change. No matter if you feel his presence or not, through good times and bad, in darkness and light, when you search for answers or know it all; God is always there. For me personally, I have been praying for direction and purpose for years and had many false starts. Today, I am living my best life in a wonderful season and it’s because of God. I praise him for where I am now but I know that he was also there during the times of frustration, anger and confusion. Have a great day. God bless you. PJSLB