For years, I fussed and fumed over big issues as well as little grumbles and gripes. I lived in a world of “What if . . .?” and “Why didn’t . . .?” Disappointments and discouragement caused my emotions to spiral into depression.
These snags in the fabric of my life got caught on trials and tribulations. These included such things as anxiety, anger, and unforgiveness. The Lord is teaching me how to hold steady against the attacks the enemy brings against me by wearing the armor of God and using my five senses in godly ways. Thank God for His provisions. Stay on board for ultimate victory.
Basic training with christ
After our Savior’s resurrection, He sent the Holy Spirit to take us through basic training, to be sure we would win our battles. The Bible is our textbook that teaches us how to live a victorious life.
Jesus left us a cradle of peace for R and R (rest and recuperation). The Holy Spirit came as our Comforter—a blanket of warmth to wrap around our souls. When we’re besieged, we can be as calm as a baby at his mother’s breast.
As we follow in the steps of the Lord, He leads us through our struggles to higher ground. Look up. Help is on its way. Climb on board with Jesus for the ride of your life.
lOUISE l. lOONEY