Ever have one of those hard weeks where you want to crawl into a hole and just stay there awhile? Just like an adult self imposed timeout where you need to step aside for a bit?
I know that may sound a bit dramatic, but this week has felt like an uphill climb I was not prepared for, at an altitude I’m not adjusted to, carrying the extra burden of the discouragement I was battling last week that’s seemed to linger. Why do I share this? Because some weeks are just hard. You have to choose to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. But you do not have to go in your own strength because God’s grace is sufficient for us and His power is made perfect in our weakness.
I had to get up early this morning to remind myself of some truths (below). Nothing’s changed, I am still working through these feelings, but I am choosing to to focus on the steadfast truth of scripture and remind myself God’s with me and God’s got me. I share this because I know I’m not alone in this. You may have experienced this too and I share with the hope it encourages you to keep going, keep trusting, keep believing knowing He’s got you.
Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:2
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.