I’ve had a lot of hard days lately. Many more than I care to admit. Keeping my thinking in line with truth has been a major challenge.
- I know better.
- I’ve dealt with this.
- I didn’t think I was like that.
Then it gets really good because I can beat myself up for beating myself up.
I hope not, but I suspect for some it does. Not you? Great! Maybe reading will help you understand a friend who falls into this dreadful, downward spiraling trap.
Reaching out for help wasn’t helping. Looking through too many dirty lenses to see help or truth perhaps?
I live each day with my Father.
I live each day with focus, authority, thanksgiving, hope, encouragement, and rest.
No matter the circumstance remembering, choosing, to abide with the Father makes it better.
Nothing changes when I remember I am seated with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). Yet everything changes when I remember.
Nothing changes in my circumstances because I draw close to Him. It doesn’t have to.
I change when I draw close to Him. I find peace. I find rest. I remember He is bigger than it all. I remember He is good, beyond my understanding, beyond my seeing. He is working, always for my good. He has called me to rest. (Matthew 11:28)
I’ll explain each of these keys and how I am learning to use them to frame my day in future posts.
I have a very simple printable you can use to frame your day if it’s helpful. As I did mine I could feel stress leaving and peace growing. I often reread it during hard times of the day.
Download printable in orange
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