It’s okay to be struggling
Today I want you to know that it’s okay if you’re struggling.
It’s one of those things we all know, but rarely believe. At least that’s true for me anyway. I look at others struggling, and see absolutely nothing wrong with it. I see opportunity for the Lord to work in them. I want to find a way to help or encourage them. I see my self struggling and think “I need to get it together!” Or “I can’t struggle, I have to be an example”. I am my own worst enemy most days.
Lately I’ve struggled a lot. It seems I just can’t get it together. I’ve had some things going on in my body that have brought on so much frustration for me. I fully recognize it as being a blatant attack from Satan. It’s got all the tell tale signs. The main giveaway is that it’s been a hindrance to me being able to do all that I need to. My mind and my body are struggling to keep up with even the most basic of things most days. I know God will ultimately use it for my good (because that’s what He does),but I hate it all the same.
It’s been miserable. I can NOT keep up. Most days at some point I begin to crumble. That’s when I cry out. Not my morning prayer, or evening prayer, or before a meal prayer. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely cry out to God then too, but this is a different kind of prayer. It’s a cry from the midst of my struggling. It’s an, in the moment, desperate plea for help right then.
As I read over this verse, I could feel the connection to the psalmist. The connection that is the human struggle. I mean even Jesus struggled in the Garden when he prayed for the cup to pass. But I could hear the Lord reminding me that He understands our struggle. He also reminded me that each time I do struggle, and cry out to Him in that, He’s right there. He does hear. He does see. He does offer me immediate help.
Whether its, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, just give it all to the Lord. Give him all the frustration, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, hurt, or pain. Whatever your struggle is, just cry out to him in the midst of it! He won’t his his face from you. He’s right there waiting with open arms. ❤️
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, And let my cry for help come to You! Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call, answer me quickly.”
Psalms 102:1-2 AMP
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