Think of a time when the pressure of life really got to you and you did something rash or irrational in response. What was the fallout from that?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Case Of Overkill – A Heart Like His
So Achish trusted David thinking, “Since he has made himself detestable to his people Israel, he will be my servant forever” (1 Samuel 27:12)
It’s hard to just pick one incident but I will try. I was so tired of being single and alone that I jumped into a relationship that was not a good one for me or my children. The relationship was an attempt for me to tread water but instead I felt like I was drowning. I found the courage to leave despite the difficult circumstances in my life but in the end I felt more like a failure than I did before the relationship. I still beat myself up over the whole thing but I realize that while the decision to rush into the relationship was not a good one I did come out of it a stronger person.
How do you handle things when your faith is starting to run thin, when GOD’s face is particularly hard to see and His voice hard to hear?
I try to remember Paul’s command in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing.” Sometimes I must remind myself that GOD is actively involved and engaged in my thoughts and actions even if I don’t always see it in the moment. Prayer is an essential part of my life with Christ. I try to make prayer my first response to every fearful situation, every anxious thought, and every undesired task that God commands.