….don’t know when I’ll be back again….
JUST kidding! I’ll be back May 8th. I’m leaving tomorrow to head to California to see my dad for a week.
I may or may not have time to really check in with you all so I just wanted to let you know!
Verse of the Day: Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Trying to figure out what God’s will for our lives can be difficult sometimes. But the more we draw close to Him, the more we lean on Him and turn to Him for answers, He WILL make His will clear. We just need to “be still.”
Being still can be hard but in the end it’s worth it!
Sometimes, with the hustle and bustle of life, finding time for God can be very difficult. We’re all busy with this activity and that activity. The stresses of work or school consume us.
But we must find the time to spend with God. We need to make it a priority in our lives.
Psalm 37:7 says “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
It is in the stillness that we can hear His soft voice whispering to us, calming our anxious thoughts.
We find our rest in Him and Him alone. Psalm 62:1 tells us “truly my soul finds rest in God, my salvation comes from Him.” Further down in the same Psalm it adds that our “hope comes from Him.“
We also are given peace when we spend time with the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 says “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in You.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
We cannot hear the Lord when we are so busy with our lives. We cannot afford to ignore the Lord.
Can you hear his gentle whisper?
I struggle with the “being still” part. Mostly because I’m bipolar and ADD so it’s hard to sit down and just listen. I’m not trying to make excuses. It’s just hard to be still sometimes! Like today, for instance. My mind is currently going a million a miles a minute while I’m writing this. I have so much I want to say but I end up forgetting and writing something completely different.
Today is World Mental Health Day. As a sufferer of bipolar disorder, severe depression and anxiety, today is a special day. It’s a day to bring awareness to all mental health illnesses. It’s a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
One thing I cannot stand is ignorance. So many people have no knowledge of mental health illnesses and won’t do their research. Instead, people tend to judge and make snide comments regarding a person’s mental state. And that drives me crazy! (no pun intended, lol)
But in all seriousness, people really need to educate themselves on mental health. People with mental health problems are all around us. You may even surround yourself with people who suffer.
If you know of someone who is suffering and not getting help, please try to encourage them to. It can save lives. With the proper medication and therapy, most people can live a full life. I’m on 4 different medications and sometimes we have to adjust the dosages and sometimes even change out a medication but it HELPS! And if it helps then that’s all that matters!
Okay, so I didn’t intend to write about all that, lol.
Back to my topic of “being still.” It’s hard and I struggle with it but when I DO stand still and truly listen for God, I am overcome with a sense of peace that everything will be okay with Christ on my side.
If we would just “be still and KNOW” that “He IS GOD!” things will change for the better! I truly believe that!
I do need to be honest though: Being a bipolar Christian can be exhausting.