I wonder if life will ever be easy. Probably not. The question is, how to find Joy in a life of tremendous struggle? It can be done, you know, but it won’t come to you easily. Oh, it’s right there but you have to get up in the morning and seize it. God brings me the opportunity every day to walk in the Joy of His strength and bask in the rest which is found in Him.
When do I take a break and find my center again? When do I stop to pray and spend even a little bit of time with The Lord… THAT’S when I find the most rest. I am so caught up in my battles that it never seems as if I will ever get a break or find a moments rest. “Make time for God and renew thy self!” I read today in my devotional. What wisdom. I must make the time for time will never make itself for me! Even in the midst of the battles – even when I am near the brink of defeat and can’t possible afford to turn even one second’s attention away from the battles at hand. But I must.
Quiet your thinking and center all thought on the most High then watch as He fills you up again… even on the battle field. Steady Your heart. Center your thinking on Christ and His wonderment. Trust God with the outcome. And then… Prepare for the victory as you rest up for whatever lies ahead. Do these things and regardless of what happens, you will win… God will see to it.
Peace, Sean Gutteridge
1 Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;
2 from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,
3 for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.