I feel like I may have worried some of my friends with my last Pity-Party post, so I'm going to use this post to explain more fully:)
I guess my family and I are under a period of "affliction."
For well over a year now, each of us has been having random accidents, illness, physical injury, irritants, mental problems. Even my dog's been affected. Normally, I'm a "suck it up" person. I just suck it up and deal with whatever it is. But after this long you start to think REALLY?
Is this ever going to end?
Are we ever going to sleep again? Because I don't even remember what that feels like.
Then the devil gets in and starts saying things like, "Nope. It's never, ever, going to end. EVER. This is how the rest of your life will stay." "You'll be in pain forever."
I know my God is bigger, but I admit that I 'd started to believe those voices in my head.
There is an upside to this though. Many upsides in fact, but the main one is growth. So that I don't remain in the pit part of the pity, I'm going to fight back in the way I know best.
With patience and praise.
I thank you God that you are trustworthy and true. I praise your holiness and your purpose in all things.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12