Choose To Rejoice
GOD HAS PUT IT HEAVY ON MY HEART that this week I need to limit my focus on my pain. Yes, it’s still there and a lot more is coming when I have more surgery this week. BUT, I find that when I’m totally fixated on nothing but my pain satan has me right where he wants me. It’s then he tries to go ahead and put me in a choke hold just hoping he can finish me off.
This week I’m going to look for the praiseworthy as much as possible. I’m going to remember what God is doing instead of just where I desperately wish things would change. I’m going to keep praying about everything while praising God for everything. It’s not always about how you feel, but choosing to praise God even through the storm. Trusting that God is at work totally rebuilding you stronger than ever, not just allowing you to totally fall apart.
I’m encouraging you my friends DON”T LET THE DEVIL STEAL YOUR JOY. Choose to recognize the blessings and keep giving God your burdens. There will always be life disappointments, but God will never disappoint. His goodness or greatness are not dependent upon your circumstances. Even when you’re having the worst day God is still with you. He will make a way when there seems to be no way.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:4-8)