There are some very concerning stressors in my life right now! I am finding it increasingly challenging to stay grounded and at peace. I find my physical body wondering to the same ole' retreats, headaches, food obsession, and sleepless nights. I find my emotional body wondering to anxiety, crazy thinking, and FEAR. Spritually, I am continually thinking of how loved I am by the Lord. I have been blessed so greatly even in my addictions. I have an advocate in the Lord.
These stressors in my life right now, are not here to hurt or punish me, they are here to test what I have learned up to this point, and to further strengthen me in the Lord. Although, I know this to be true, I still struggle to make this truth a firm place in my heart.
I am lifted up by The Serenity Prayer, and hopefully you will be too.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3, 5-6