Is it ever going to get better? How long will I be in this valley? Why does this keep happening to me?
Do these phrases ever go through your head? If your life is anything like mine, I find myself saying these things more often than I like. Why does it seem like there are always more BAD days than good? And it’s not easy getting through the bad, believe me, I know. It was during one of those seasons, when life started taking a toll on me that I began writing music. But thankfully, phrases like “I Cling to Jesus”, “I’m a Child of the Master” and “He Can Turn My Sorrow Into a Song” started coming into my head.
One thing I’ve learned over time, is “overcoming” is a choice. We can choose to get stuck in the slump of problems and heartache, and throw our hands up and just give up on life. But that is right where the devil wants us to be. Or you can also choose to Cling to Jesus, pray for strength and pray that He makes a way out of your bad situation, and time and time again, He will bring you through it.
John 16:33 says “In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart, for I have overcome the world.”
And Psalm 46:1 says “God is our refuge and our strength. A very present help in times of trouble.”
God’s word is full of promises that encourage us to get through the life’s problems. Sometimes I keep a list of encouraging scriptures by my bedside to remind me when I feel myself getting down. Here are a few of my favorites:
1 Peter 5:7
Though there are many days when I need to call on these verses and look for strength, there do come those days that are “GOOD”. Yesterday was one of those days. A day full of little glimpses of hope. No major breakthroughs or anything, but little glimpses that gave me hope that God is still working. A day of peace.
When you seem to have days and days of trials, those “good days” really make an impact and I treasure them all the more. So today, I thank you God for the “good days”.