Thursday, May 20, 2021

Even On the Hard Days

What can you do when you know that a hard day is coming? How do you manage to survive this day?







Anniversary. Is it still considered an anniversary when you are separated?



That question has been plaguing me lately.




The Lord is with you




You see, as of May 20th, we will be married for 33 years. However, T is no longer living with me. And the last time I spoke to him, he said that it is not his plan to come back.



So, is it still an anniversary? Well, in my opinion, yes, it is. It is still the anniversary of the day that we said our vows before God. We may not celebrate, but it is still an anniversary.



Okay, so now, I am left with the question of how I will "best" get through this day. How do I manage to survive a day that I know is going to be hard for me?



I will thank the Lord for blessing me with another day.
I will thank Him for each breath that He allows me to take.
I will then pull myself up out of bed and attempt to make the bed.
I will get dressed, in something nice, in hopes of making myself feel pretty.
I will spend time with the Lord.
I will allow myself some comfort food.
I will even eat a gluten free brownie in a cup.
I will find a funny movie to watch that might help take my mind off of things.
When sadness hits, as I know that it will, I will allow myself to cry.



No matter what, I will continue to put one foot in front of the other. It might be tiny, baby steps that I am taking, but with the Lord's help, I will keep moving.




He holds your right hand 




What can you do when you know that a hard day is coming?



1. Splurge a little and buy yourself some flowers
2. Go shopping for something that makes you feel pretty
3. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi
4. Find a movie, that interests you, and watch it
5. Have a nice meal
6. Invite your friends over and have girl time








Remember that, no matter how hard the day might be, you are not alone. The Lord is there with you. He is holding you by your right hand.



Psalm 73:23-24 NIV 



Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.  You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.



Prayer: 



Father in heaven, thank You for always being with me. No matter how hard things might get, I know that You are there. Thank You, Father, for helping me to continue to move forward. Thank for holding me by my right hand and guiding me with Your counsel. Thank You for the promise that You will carry me into glory (Psalm 73:23-24). In Jesus' name, Amen.



Your turn: 




What can you do when you know that a hard day is coming?
How do you manage to survive this day?



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I have put together a 30 Day Bible Reading/Writing Plan that is called God in the Hard Times.  I hope it brings you comfort. 










Blessings, 





Leigha

Friday, May 14, 2021

Nothing is Impossible With God

What are your struggles? How do you manage through them?








I do not know what you are facing in your life. However, one of my struggles, lately, has been dealing a lot with depression.



I will not be intimidated 




In order to try and cope, I pull myself out of bed, every morning. I remind myself that my dogs still need me. I even go as far as attempting to make my bed every day. That way, every time I walk into my room, I see that the bed is made and it makes me feel a little better.



I have even had a few days (though not too many) that I have put on makeup and earrings. It is just a little attempt to make myself feel better.



I always take time to spend with the Lord crying and praying. Just being in His Presence brings me comfort.



I am currently trying to discern His will for this chapter in my life. I have no idea what He is wanting me to do. I have to admit that I am afraid of making the wrong decision.



By my daunting circumstances 




What if I try something, that He never intended for me to do, and I fall flat on my face? However, what if I decide that waiting is the best option? So, I wait, but He intended for me to do something, then .... you see, I have let Him down.



For right now, I am going to wait and trust that He will give me clarity. In the meantime, as part of drawing closer to Him, I am writing out the book of Job. I really enjoy writing out scripture .








No matter what you might be struggling with:



1. Continue to get up out of bed every morning.
2. Make your bed.
3. Attempt to get dressed and put on some makeup.
4. Spend time every day with the Lord.
5. Try to discern His will for this chapter of your life.
6. If your chapter needs time to be refined, learn how to wait.



Luke 1:37 ESV  



For nothing will be impossible with God.”



Prayer:  



Father in heaven,  I am so thankful that nothing is impossible with You (Luke 1:37). My Jehovah Jireh and Immanuel. No matter what I am struggling with, I find comfort in knowing that You have the power to bring about anything. You have the power to heal broken relationships. You have the power to help me discern Your will for this chapter of my life. I will not be intimidated by my daunting circumstances because nothing is impossible with You. In Jesus' name, Amen.


Your turn:  


What are your struggles?
How do you manage through them?




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Blessings, 







Leigha   



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