What do you do when
you are down and
nothing seems to be
going right? How do
you touch heaven when
you feel so far away?
You can't look to
other people to fill
the empty places within
you. You can't look to
others to make you happy or fulfilled in life.
We all go through times when we want to give up,
when we just don't want to fight so hard. We all
need a way to pick ourselves up and go on .
When I get discouraged I begin to slack on good
disciplines that I've developed. I begin to feel
worse, not just in my emotions, but in my body
Over time, and much experience, I have learned
how to handle those situations when they arise.
I prepare ahead. I make it easier to pull myself
out before I need to.
Look at the Word...
1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed,
for the people spoke of stoning him, because
the soul of all the people was grieved, every
man for his sons and his daughters. But David
strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable
and perfect will of God.
I want to share a few of the ways that I've learned
how to renew my mind and lift myself up.
One of the things that I do is this - I got a blank
hardcover bound book. The kind that you journal
in, and I began just writing down scriptures
that mean alot to me. Some are just ones that
I like and others are ones that God has specifically
told me throughout my life. I don't write anything
else in the book, only scriptures. I don't try to
write them in any special order or anything.
I just simply write them one after another. Over
time, I have written pages and pages of bible
verses that I can refer back to anytime. I have
about 50-60 pages filled in my book. It's a place
where you can go when you feel bad and you need a
word of encouragement from God. You can sit and read
through your select scriptures and encourage
yourself in the Lord. Of course, you still read
your bible and allow God to continue to speak
a fresh word to you. This book is for a quick
and effective word of hope, healing and strength.
I add to my book and read through mine often.
Give it a try it and see if it helps you.
Another thing that I do is this... I use my media
player on my computer and make personally mixed
CD's of my favorite worship and praise songs.
Think ahead. What songs minister the most to you
when you sing them. You are singing to God but you
need to find songs that express what is in the
depths of your heart. Worship can be healing.
The anointing is on praise and worship.
If you are down and discouraged right now, you don't
have to wait until you are feeling better to start
these things. In fact if you start them now, you
will probably get your mind off of what's bothering
you and feel better just for doing it.
These ideas will get you more of the word and more
of His presence. And what you put in you will begin
to manifest in your life.