I know the Lord is with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. **Psalm 16: 8-9
Some days you wake up to everything falling apart. It seems your day doesn’t stand a chance of being a good day even before it is started. Anything that go wrong, does. You are bombarded with problems and immediately overwhelmed with the tasks ahead.
This is exactly how my morning started. Yay. I was immediately sent into a tailspin. Quickly developing a bad attitude. Ready to fill the world with my frustration and pessimism because, after all, my day was hopeless and it wasn’t even 7:00am.
For a moment, I thought about skipping quiet time altogether. But that still small voice inside me said, “This is when you need it the most. Do it.” So, I gave in and broke out my Bible and journal. I needed a quick pick me up and I record favorite verses in my journal for times such as these. Today’s verse is one that I ran across.
Reading this verse, I realized, my joy comes from the Lord. These obstacles that were waiting for me when my feet hit the floor…..they were placed there by Satan. How can I take on a poor attitude and fall into whining and complaining when I KNOW the Lord is with me, even right beside me? In fact, if I were to dwell on that verse, meditate on it daily, it might keep me on the straight path a little more. How can my heart NOT smile at the thought of God beside me, steadying me throughout my day?
It was time to get a new perspective. A new focus. And a fresh outlook on my day. A fresh start. So, today, as I set my eyes on Him, His love for me, His arms of comfort around me, I focus on what I know to be true.
He is Lord. Jehovah. The King. Yahweh. Almighty. My Rock. My Savior. Counselor. My Strength. My friend. He loves ME, walks with ME. My heart is overcome with the reality of God’s love for ME. Certainly, He is ready and able to handle any problems Satan throws my way.
My God is bigger than my problems.
God’s got this!!
No, I will NOT indulge in whining and complaining. My heart is glad and I will rejoice.