My nephew, wrote a blog this morning which captured how I feel. http://dreambigdreamoften.co/2015/10/12/2-simple-tips-when-you-are-feeling-a-down-turn/
He calls it a downturn. It really spoke to me. He also had a couple of tips to help move on. For me, it was a moment of just not caring. Feeling you have done everything right and the results are not what you are looking for. Have you ever been there? I think most of us have. Since I am still not sleeping well at night, I spent much of the night listening to praise music and preaching. I still got up this morning feeling like a failure.
During my devotion this morning, I unloaded on God. Remembering how Jesus must have felt on the cross,, I felt ashamed. Ashamed that I allowed my failures to have so much of an impact on me.
I began searching God’s Word for my answer. I found this scripture in Exodus.
Exodus 15:2 (ESV)
The Lord is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
I guess we are in good company when we feel weak. So what do we do when we encounter these “downturns” in life. I think my nephew had a couple of great tips to get us moving.
I found these scriptures in Isaiah.
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
This lets me know that God will surely give strength to me regardless of how I much I feel like a failure. I wrote these words in my journal this morning. “My redeemer lives today in my heart and in my soul.” I can depend on his help when I grow weary and disgusted with myself. We all need encouragement from time to time and I find it in God’s Word. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.