Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are, and whomever you may be, let’s just take a minute and pause. Think about everything you might be stressed, frustrated, or disheartened about. Then take a really long…slow…inhale.
Now exhale and let it all out.
I don’t know about you guys, but it’s one of those Mondays where I have to give myself a pep talk because the week ahead already feels like a frenzy. Like all the days’ to-dos are combining into one hectic blur. Yes, even the days leading up to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday! If only I was a kid again and could sleep away from responsibilities. However, I find comfort knowing that God believes we can already overcome it because He doesn’t give us more than we can’t handle. To overcome means you had the strength, perseverance, and determination. Three powerful nouns. I for one need to dwell in that right from the get-go!
I don’t know what you’re going through. But know that I am praying for you. That you will have a restful heart and mind that finds joy in any situation and that you will seek God’s hand in all that you have to do this week. Remember:
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” -Proverbs 19:21
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7