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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Up Days And Down Days

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

We all have them. Days we feel on top of the world and days we wish we were already with Jesus. The thing is feelings are a thing that come and go and should not be trusted. Feelings are romanticized in love songs and movies but that is not reality.

Satan would love to capture you on a not so good day and send you into the depths of depression and despair. Don't allow it. In the recent romantic Hollywood movie 'Me Before You',  a young handsome wealthy once thriving athletic quadriplegic decides to end his life on his own terms after a 6 month trial period. True, he probably felt  he had nothing to offer and just had to sit in a power wheel chair all his life but he would have had much to offer. The movie's ending is sad  because a girl loved him and cared for him and tried to get him to change his mind.  His feelings and self pity could not be trusted and it ended up very tragically.

You probably have had days you wish you had stayed in bed or thrown yourself a pity party or two. I know I have. These feelings are not from God. Get up, get going, stop thinking wrong thoughts and be grateful for the gift of life. Never ever consider ending your life as that is not your job.

PRAYER: Father I know I have to keep my mind focused on 'things above'. I have no idea what it is like for those people suffering so bad they want to give up and die. I pray for them. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Note: my heart goes out to those of you reading who have been touched by a family member who committed suicide. Never blame yourself. Seek the Lord and let him be your perfect peace in the storm.

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