Are you dealing with difficult or negative feelings that you just can’t seem to break from? The Bible makes it clear that you’re not alone, in fact, it states in Psalm 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” The key thing to remember when you’re dealing with these feelings is that, you are not alone. There are people who is going through or have been through exactly what you’re going through, within the body of believers, so don’t be afraid to talk to someone, don’t be afraid to pick up your Bible and not only read, but study it, so that you’ll know how to fight when you’re being mentally attacked by the enemy. The enemy can’t get into your heart if the Holy Spirit is there, so he will try to whisper negative thoughts into your mind that will cause you to feel some type of way, but through the blood of Jesus, you can overcome his schemes before those negative or difficult feelings turn into strongholds. Below is a list of negative or difficult feelings and scriptures to help you combat them through Christ. The only way to conquer these feelings is by the Word of God, being honest about how you’re feeling, and talking to either a therapist or someone you can trust. There’s nothing wrong with seeking help. God has people in those places for a reason. Remember, He uses people, places and things to get messages to us! Be blessed. 1 Peter 5:9-10
“Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
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Love gave us free will, to choose to love or hate. He gave us the choice to trust him and be obedient to his Word, or to trust our feelings and take matters into our own hands. Whatever path we choose, we can be sure that his love for us is unfailing. Jesus died for us when we were his enemies. He loved us even when we didn’t have it all together. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a family like that?  He never gives up on us, and his mercy is new every day! Everyday we have a choice to trust the God who created us, or to trust what feels good at the moment. There is no gray area when it comes to being a child of God. Either you belong to him, or you don’t. We all know the consequences of sin, and the final result is death, but Jesus came to reverse the curse. As believers, when we leave this life, we will pass into life everlasting. This walk isn’t forced on us, we chose faith over fear. We choose to live by what we know in our heart, mind and soul, and not what the world tells us makes sense. As for me, I’ve tried him, and I know that God is faithful. I’ve taken matters into my own hands before, and have done things outside of Gid’s will, and I screwed up every time. Thank God for his grace! I finally understand what Paul means in 2 Corinthians 12:9, that his grace is sufficient! I choose to use my free will, to live for God, through Christ, simply because he’s God, and there is NO ONE, like him! His faithfulness doesn’t have anything to do with how many times I fall, and that’s what motivates me to get back up and keep pressing towards the mark, again like Paul! God’s always there for us as his children (that’s favor), and he’s promised he will always be, even until the end of the world! Now who wouldn’t serve a God like that?

Don’t cry over spilled milk.

I learned this phrase as a youngster. My mom taught me this when I would make a childish mistake being clumsy, for instance; breaking a glass vase, ripping my favorite pair of jeans or losing money! 😳💸

Those are just a few things, that I would get upset or feel disappointed in myself about. Until ADULTHOOD! Oh the good old days of worrying about minor things like breaking a vase and ripping your pants, even losing twenty dollars! Although the latter probably would still make me cry! No one likes losing money, no matter the amount!

I’ve learned to apply this phrase throughout my life and it’s something that I now tell my children. One of which, who actually dropped a brand new gallon of milk on the floor and cried. I told her not to worry about it, because there was nothing that we could do except clean it up. I think that she and her sisters were more disappointed that they now had no milk to go in their cereal, that they had their mouths ready for. Pretty sure that they could taste how good the fruity pebbles would’ve been swimming in the bowl of cold savory goodness. Their mouths probably watered as they thought about drinking the fruity flavored milk after eating all the cereal out! Now that dream of their awesome breakfast was over. We had spent what seemed like an eternity at the grocery store, and I wasn’t going back to stand in those long lines for a gallon of milk. So after getting the milk cleaned up, they opted for a different breakfast.

Grilled cheese it is! Which filled their bellies just the same, but their minds and mouths still wanted Fruity Peebles, became that’s what they’d made plans for. Eventually they went on about their day, and the tragic accident of spilling the gallon of milk, became a distant memory. It did teach all of them to be more careful when holding groceries and pay attention to their surroundings. They know now, to only carry what they’re able to handle and not to be so anxious.

I believe that when we as adults spill milk, we should take the same approach. Whether your spilled milk came in the form of a loss job, divorce, health issue, rebellious child or whatever your case may be. Instead of spending life crying about what you can’t control, improvise! Life isn’t over, and as long as God has given you life, he’s also given you opportunity! So what it’s not what you’ve planned, but it also hasn’t caught God by surprise!

Sometimes, our plans and God’s will collide! However, when things seems to go haywire and fall apart, something greater is coming together! Disappointments keeps us from settling! Think about it! You would be content with being average, had God not allowed that monkey ranch to be thrown into your world. You are at your full potential, because of the spilled milk! Your faith has grown, because you’ve experienced loss. You don’t make the same foolish mistakes you’ve made in the past, because you’ve learned from it!

So when you get cow dung instead of a wedding cake, or a packed belly instead of a six pack, don’t feel sorry for yourself! Clean the mess up, work some things out! That spilled milk didn’t happen to discourage you! It was a plan to maximize your faith! The triumph is worth the tragedy ❣️

 

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

There are some days that everything is just as sweet as peaches and cream. Everything is going great and life is full of happiness and bliss. But then there are those days that I feel like Forest Gump. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. 😳 Well today for a brief moment I got the nasty chocolate with the horrible filling on the inside. I don’t know what the filling is exactly but it tastes like anger and frustration. I reevaluated this box of chocolates (my life) and the Front of the box said Milk Chocolate (my favorite) and in fine print at the bottom it read : Some chocolate may be bitter sweet. 😕 How? Where does bitter sweet come in at when my life is supposed to be all Milk Chocolate. I didn’t say that I would like some of the fillings in the milk chocolate but because I like milk chocolate I’ll get through it. But what about the bittersweet chocolate that was randomly thrown in the mix with the bittersweet filling? Why did that one have to be all bad? I’m using these chocolates as my walk in Christ. I know that I’m blessed and I have so much to be thankful for. But what about when something dark find itself in the midst of your joy and you are stuck looking like. “Eww, where did you come from? Nobody wants you here. Go away.” I briefly got side tracked today because it seems like people that try to live right are constantly tested and or going through while others that don’t care about anything let alone themselves just seem to be living it up in life and driving off into the sunset. I’m not going to lie I felt kind of salty. So do I eat this “chocolate ” and digest it or do I throw it out? Either way I’m getting rid of it. The trick is that I never know when those bittersweet chocolates are going to pop up again.😑 They all look the same on the outside but the inside is a whole different story. These “chocolates” are going to be in my box and throwing them out will not help me prepare for the next so I guess for now I will eat it(live with it but pray through it) so the next time that disgusting part of me reveal itself I’ll know how to eat it so that I can digest it a little faster. Sooner or later it won’t taste as bad and it will be nothing for me to take the bitter with the sweet. 🙃