Holiday Craziness

Read Isaiah 35: 1-7

Sometimes life feels like it is out of control. No matter how much you plan, prepare, or set goals at one point or another your life is going to feel like it has gone a little crazy.

It is hard to find time to rest, relax and renew yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. Hopefully you do have opportunities to do that or you have opportunities to get away and spend time with your family and friends. My prayer is that you do not feel like your life is out of control. If you feel like it is well…..that’s okay, because it does happen and it will happen again. But God is there for you.

At times like this, there are a few things it may help you to remember. First of all, no one can control every aspect of his or her life, and adversity comes to all of us at one point or another. It doesn’t matter how happy we try and make ourselves be, it doesn’t matter how many spreadsheets we make or how good our attitude is. Bad things happen to good people all the time.

Second, I would like to suggest two things that you can do when you feel like things are starting to get out of control. The first is to pray about it, to ask God for help and strength when things are troubling you. Granted that might not be a short term solution but it is something that I feel is a big help when you are feeling bad.
The second thing is to think about what your response is going to be. When you find yourself overcome with feelings of fear, helplessness, and overall chaos, you can choosing to shift the focus of the thoughts that are running through your mind. Our mental image of ourselves greatly determines the path that our lives go down. So mentally choose good feelings and sooner or later they will come.

Isaiah paints us a beautiful picture of our life when we put our faith in God.

THE PRAYER: Holy and merciful God, thank you for all that you do for us, help us to remember of the awesome life we have when we fully put our trust in you. Amen.

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