I’m just gonna be perfectly honest with you today. My blog went out yesterday with no title so wordpress gave it a number which was weird and almost nobody read it. Rightly so, you all were probably confused. My son has strep and had to get a shot yesterday and I haven’t slept in my bed in 4 nights. I’m tired. I missed my work out yesterday, the inside of my mouth is cut all up because of my braces and I feel like I have nothing to say today. All I want to do is sleep, but I can’t.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5
So, what do you do when joy doesn’t necessarily come in the morning and maybe you just want to run away or bang your head into your pillow? Ok, it’s not that bad, but still… I know God isn’t angry with me. I know I have His favor. I’m not weeping for any reason, but joy… Well, joy I guess isn’t gone, I just kind of feel exhaustion right now and not much else. Well, exhaustion and hunger since it’s hard for me to eat with a cut up mouth.
Oh! Did I forget to tell you that the kids just got sent to their rooms for fighting and the little one still won’t stop talking to her brother who just slammed his door shut. I’m choosing to ignore it… all! This too shall pass.
So, when joy isn’t fully present and your house or your job is nothing but chaos, lean on this scripture it’s one of my new favorites!
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. I Chronicles 16:42
Oh my gosh! Isn’t this beautiful. Splendor and majesty are before him and strength and joy are in his dwelling place. The answer is so clear and so profound throughout the Word of God. If we would just dwell in Him He will give us the strength we need to endure everything we face and we will abound in His joy.
I don’t know about you, but I could use some abounding joy, some favor, and some strength today. Being in His splendor wouldn’t hurt anything either.
Today, take a deep breath. Ignore what you can’t control. Somethings just need to work themselves out and when we meddle we usually mess them up worse. Let them go. Let go of yesterday and those things you can’t change. Don’t try to figure it all out. Take a break and allow God to take control.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Father, today I thank you for helping me let go of those things I can’t control… yet again. Help me to see things as they are when they happen so I don’t allow them to cause stress in me. Teach me to be quick to give them all to you. You are the most qualified to handle every situation that is thrown my way. I give you this day. I want to find myself in your splendor and majesty, not in stress and agony. Strengthen me and fill me with your joy, again today, as I remain in your dwelling place with you Jesus. I love you Lord. Amen.