Every so often I find myself in a certain kind of mood. Whether you call it being down in the dumps, in a funk, grumpy, sad, whatever, it’s an unpleasant feeling that I’m eager to shed.
For the last
several few days I’d been battling with myself to let the “blahs” go, knowing that I have reason upon reason to rejoice. I could’ve blamed it on jet lag, missing my mom, or caring for my sick family, but all I really wanted to do was shake it off and give it to God. He was there like He always is, ever-ready to help, but instead of casting my cares upon him there was a small part of me that was quite content in my sulking stage. The weather was gloomy, and as the rain poured down I thought it was oh so poetic given my mood. When I woke up yesterday I’d finally had enough of my moping, and knew it was time to wipe the perma-frown off my face. It was a cold, wet, and all together miserable morning, and my hubby was too ill to go to church. In spite of feeling like the wretched Enemy was doing all He could to keep me under His thumb, I was bound and determined to break free!! I knew the Word I’d hear and the praise I’d sing would be just what the doctor (Jesus) ordered, so I focused on only happy thoughts. As I looked out the window and saw the gray skies, I was reminded of such a comforting thought. Big or small, storms don’t last always. See the beauty that’s to come. So in my mind’s eye that’s exactly what I did! I thought of sunshine, and joy, and the smile began to form. I meditated on the Lord’s purpose for rainbows, and felt my spirit soar as God’s Word renewed me.
By the time our service ended, the touch of blue peeking out from behind the clouds was the confirmation I needed. I felt as though it was a message just for me, and a reminder that Our Heavenly Father loves me so deeply. Yes, He adores imperfect, moody, grumpy me, and no matter what spiritual season you may be in, He cherishes all of you just the same. He smiles on us even when we don’t feel it, and I hope you decide to smile back!!
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