Suffocating Reality

Today I was suffocating in the reality of life.  Nothing bad really, just stress upon stress.  I had to get some air.  Do you ever have those times when you envision taking a plane to a remote location on the other side of the earth where no one will find you, where you have zero guilt or regret, and you run away from all your problems?  I needed to step outside my world to reflect and breathe a minute.

Every minute of every day we are dying.  Every second that goes by is a second closer to death.  And we get to choose how we spend those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades.  We get to choose if we want to live free in Christ or live suffocating without him.

In taking a time-out to breathe, I realized I wasn’t trusting in God.  My plan, my way, my ideas were better than his.  He wasn’t going to handle my problems how I wanted them handled.  Then I surrendered.  Lord, I surrender all to you.

The moment you surrender everything to God you will feel a weight lifted off your shoulders.  We are not meant to carry the burdens of this world alone.  For it is through those trials that we lean on Christ the most and, by leaning on Christ, we grow closer to Him.

If you are suffocating in the reality of life today, stop and breathe.  In your moment of stillness, surrender, truly surrender, all of your problems and worries to God.  He will take care of them in ways that are bigger than you could ever imagine.  Trust that His plan is greater than yours.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

You’ve got this sister.  You CAN do this.  You WILL make it through.  To God be the glory for ever and ever.

Psalm 34:8 – Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Isaiah 40:28-31 – Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Romans 8:31 – What, then, shall we say in response to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Mom of two with a normal, crazy, messy life. There's never a dull moment in the Allmand house and that's probably a dramatic understatement. Looking forward to sharing and commiserating with you over our successes and trials in life!

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