Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trying Times

Well, things have been a little busy in the past week or so. I am looking forward to April...I have much to do on the home front and spring is finally here!!! Oh, the glorious sunshine!!! And the birds! I love to listen to the songs of the birds and watch them flit and fly about. One morning, this week past, I was out walking around 6:40 am, the sun was just beginning to wake the day, when a large flock of Canadian geese in their V-formation flew by, honking their song as they went. It was a fantastic sight and a wonderful start to my day.

Many opportunities have presented themselves over the past few weeks and now I have decided upon which doors to enter and which doors to close...for now. It has been a little intimidating...as I have expressed previously, deciding to go with one decision over another, not knowing whether it was the best decision, taunts me. I have made decisions in the past that I thought were good/right decisions and I, in the end, wished I had not made them. What I am learning is that I am responsible for the decisions I make and I need to make the most of the decisions I choose. God will work with me to smooth out the details, and I am to walk with Him.

That being said, I look forward to this upcoming season. And whatever anxieties I may face, I will hand over to God.

These days are trying for many of us, and I would like to encourage you to not become hopeless or weighed down to the point of exhaustion mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually.
~Take the time to inquire of the Lord around your circumstances.
~Count your blessings - really - thank God for even the little things - with a sincere heart!
~Sing. Sing a song out loud.
~Laugh - read the funnies or Google laughing babies on Youtube...laugh with them...
~Allow yourself to weep or cry. Don't hold on to the frustration - let it go.
~Go for a walk or a run. Exercise.
~Eat healthy - avoid (like the plague) foods with empty nutritional value - (You know, all the "comfort" foods - pop, chips, candy, etc.)
~Reach out to others (not to strangle them either... :) ) Offer to help others with whatever you can. Always remember: There are always others better and better off than you AND there are always others worse and worse off than you!!!

...And as I alluded to: cast your burdens onto Jesus, for He cares for you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Uplifting,edifying,thankful words. Very helpful in trying and not so trying times. Thank you!!