When Adulting is Hard I Will Still Rejoice.

Scripture is powerful right?  It has the ability  to change lives.  


The gospel.  Christ crucified. Because God is the word and the word is God who became flesh, Jesus. (John 1:1-2)

 He changes lives because

HE overcame the world.  Because (John 16:33)

HE came to seek and save the lost. (Luke 19:10) Why?  Because 

HE takes our brokenness and sees us mended.(Psalm 34:18)

The word of God is powerful piercing through the very depths of our beings; into places we haven't been and desperately try to distract from, run from and avoid. (Hebrews 4;12) The word will find those areas and make them new, clean, whole, beautiful.

When I find myself caught up, trapped, suffocated, distracted by the day to day activities, schedules, monotony, comparison this world offers,  I clam up and often drown.  I let myself give in to the worries, the stresses, the loneliness, the have nots and the envy.  When I let scripture be the last resort, the end thought when I am at the end of my rope, HE still remains.  Even when I pray last at the end of my day, God is still there, waiting, wanting me to come to Him to be renewed.  

Habakkuk 3:17-18:
 "Though the fig tree does not bud

    and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior

Christ makes a way when we have lost our way. We can rejoice. When it feels like no one else could possibly understand what we are going through, remember that God took on flesh and became one of us. We can rejoice. When it feels like you are so alone, it hurts inside, God is standing next to you wanting you to listen to His spirit who is ministering to your soul. (Romans 8:26-27)

Friends, I have struggled immensely in this life, and most recently it was my hormones that were insanely out of whack that I thought I was going a little crazy.  Whatever your current struggle, it is unique to you and you can feel secure and affirmed that A. you are not alone. and B. you are valid.  Powerful words like this allow space to heal, learn, grow and change perspective on life.  It is okay, to not be okay.  It is okay to have struggles and be real with those struggles with a trusted group. Life is one big change, and the faster that I cling to Jesus on the daily, the closer my relationship with Him, the more I will fall in love with Him and become transformed to be like Him.

When being an adult sucks, open your Bible and read.  Yes, that sounds incredibly too simplistic and I realize there is more to it-but stop thinking yourself to death and just do.  Just Be. Just sit. Just let Him wash over you.  That is what I will be doing.

I'm out-
Peace to you friends.