“For God, who said ‘let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6
Here we are, another day in quarantine. Waking up early, as I try to do, taking this time to worship God, spend my time with Him, let Him be the beginning of my day.
It is a beautiful feeling when you can wake up and bask in the glory of God. Knowing that whatever may be going on in life, you can let it out for a little while, listen to worship music, pray, and thank God for what you have, place your needs at his feet, leave your burdens there. It often feels like a weight lifted.
Lately, I have felt very emotional. I am going to focus on the positives in my life. Though emotions are normal, I may feel this way for a variety of reasons. We are still in quarantine, I battle with anxiety and depression, I sometimes feel lonely, I sometimes get stuck in my head (has not happened lately, thank God), I get restless, and so on.
My main emotional feelings over the last several days have stemmed from family. Various family issues, on-going. I know these are not going to be resolved anytime soon, if ever, therefore, I will enjoy the rest of my days, not dwelling on what could be, what isn't. I am going to be grateful and thankful for the relationships that I do have. I am beginning to understand that I feel sad for acceptance that I will never receive, I will accept that it is no one's place to accept me, but mine.
I will speak positive affirmations, blessings. God, His word. Let the world see the light within me!
Things I refuse to let steal my joy today
- The actions of others
- The weather
- My wandering/wondering mind
- The heartache of the past
“It’s amazing how quickly your mood can change, how deep your heart can sink, and how much one person can affect you.
“If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.”
“I’m sad, hurt, angry, mad, disappointed. But you know what? I will put on a happy face and move on. It will hurt but I will survive.”
“Disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itself to reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were.” – Brad Warner
“Disappointments are just God’s way to saying ‘I’ve got something better’. Be patient, live life, have faith.”
In a world full of hate, be the light