“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17
There are days where it feels like a struggle to exist. In those days, there is too much going on, or the worries are piling up. However, when we are in the midst of difficult, we need to remember God is still in control and there is a lesson to be learned.
The enemy likes to attack Sundays before church. Here are some instances that have occurred in my family: no one wants to get out of bed, and then the family is running late, getting dressed is like attempting a common core math word problem and breakfast gets dropped on the floor or stains a shirt. Oh, joy!
I was having one of those Sundays, where there was no flow. It had been a few weeks after my concussion, and I still had vertigo episodes. While I was still recovering from the issue, my father started having excruciating pain from back and hip problems. The stress was building up, and I was being to feel it more in my body.
I was trying to listen to the worship music at church, and I was sensitive to the sound and had to leave the sanctuary. As I walked outside, a woman I knew saw me and said hello. She could tell I was not feeling well. I told her about my vertigo and my father’s health issues. The woman said, “well aren’t you a hot mess?” For some reason, that upset me hearing that. It was not her saying it, but how I was sharing all of my problems and giving that impression that my life was a hot mess.
Our negative words and thoughts produce adverse outcomes. Words can be life or death. Even though these problems I was facing were temporary, I was still blessed. I had so much always to be grateful for though I felt terrible and worried.
There have been some bad experiences in my life. But those experiences have helped out someone to avoid them. Some of these failures have become our most excellent teachers, and through our sufferings, we find Christ. In our worst days, we can remember that God loves us. That is the best thing in the world. Allow that to change your negative bias into a positive one.
Lesson Learned: God loves us even if we feel like a hot mess. We are more than that to Him.
“Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for only seeing the bad in my life. Thank you that those times are temporary. Let healing and restoration take place in all areas of our lives. Help us see how blessed we are so we can help those in true need. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!”