Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The MadDash Twister

Lately, focusing on anything other than today is just too overwhelming. Dealing with the roller coaster ride that has become my life is enough. Today I'm naming it the MadDash Twister. I'm not very creative with names, so this is the best I could do. Occasionally, I get overwhelmed by the ride and allow my emotions to follow my circumstances. This is not God's best for me, but my flesh makes that choice sometimes. In those moments (often at night when I've been up with the baby and can't go back to sleep because my mind starts racing), I can hardly breathe thinking about all of the "what ifs" and get to a point where I just cry out to God to reclaim my emotions and help me refocus on what I know is true.

I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength. ALL things. Making it through a day without much sleep. Yes. Tackling all of the tasks on my plate for the day. Yes. Taking my boys to visit their biological mom. Yes. Even unimaginable things like possibly having to leave them there someday. Yes! ALL things. That's what is true.

So give me THIS day my daily bread...give me what I need to get through today...and lead me not into temptation...anger, selfishness, impatience, the temptation to allow my emotions to swallow me up and take over... Help me to maintain peace and a calm spirit on the roller coaster ride beyond my understanding that can only come from You. That's what is true.

Whatever your roller coaster ride is called, claim truth over emotions today.

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