Life hurts sometimes. It hurts to feel at times that even though you’ve given so much and yet the people around you take you for granted. It hurts when things don’t go your way. It hurts when it your prayers are unanswered.
All of us have gone through the above and here’s how I deal with these feelings when I feel like giving up and am at an all-time low sometimes.
- I talk to God about how I feel. This happens a lot in my head & in my heart.
- I read scripture. Scripture comforts me for some reason. It just does.
- I remind myself that God is my vindicator whenever things seem to be so against me.
- I always tell myself that everything happens in God’s timing and being patient even though it’s hard it’s the only way to go. It’s a daily process for some things and it can be the gosh darn hardest thing you ever have to do to release something so close & dear to You into the Lord’s Hands.
- I try to get out and do things; and I make it a point to smile cos’ somehow smiling always helps to lift me up from the doldrums.
- I press on. I grit my teeth and I just push on in life; trusting God with what’s next even though the circumstances are otherwise and the people around me tell me otherwise. No one else can be responsible for my decisions but myself; after all is said and done I am the one who has to live with the consequences & effects of my actions.
Take a minute to smile today and here’s a short passage from Mark 12 for those of us who need a reminder that Jesus sees all and knows all that we have done in giving. Better yet, He is the perfect judge and knows our motives best; whether we do it for the applause of men or whether we do it truly out of a heart that just wants to give. Enjoy.
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”