Someone complimented me lately saying that they admire my strength. I replied with, “I don’t have a choice,” to which he replied, “yes, you do.”
I’ve been thinking about that statement ever since, especially because the last week has been particularly difficult. I struggle too. And I haven’t always been this strong, or quick to bounce back, or decisive. In fact, I don’t see myself as any of those things most days. But I think my complimenter was right. We all have a choice.
“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
“Don’t speak that! Confess healing!”
“All you need is Jesus.”
Some ideas to try when you’re struggling:
Rest, but don’t withdraw. Hebrews 10:25
Meditate, but don’t go silent. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Ask questions, be slow in coming to conclusions.
Lean in, not out.
Do something new or special.
Remind yourself of who God is—and who you are.
Make a list of the fears and cross them off as you pray over them.
Encourage someone else.
Study the passages above.
Add 3 suggestions of your own to the list above!