Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When the Path is Steep



I know I've shared with you numerous times before how much I love the devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  Here is an example of why.  This is the reading for today:


When many things seem to go wrong, trust Me. When your life feels increasingly out of control, thank Me. These are supernatural responses, and they can lift you above your circumstances. If you do what comes naturally in the face of difficulties, you may fall prey to negativism. Even a few complaints can set you on a path that is a downward spiral, by darkening your perspective and mind set. With this attitude controlling you, complaints flow more and more readily from your mouth. Each one moves you steadily down a slippery spiral. The lower you go, the fasteer you slide, but it is still possible to apply brakes. Cry out to Me in My Name! Affirm your trust in Me, regardess of how you feel. Thank Me for everything, though this seems unnatrual - even irrational. Gradually you will begin to ascend, recovering your lost ground. 
When you are back on ground level, you can face your circumstances from a humble perspective. If you choose supernatural responses this time -- trusting and thanking Me -- you will experience My unfathomable Peace.


Did that speak to you as much as it did to me??

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7 comments:

sandrag said...

How ironic that i should read this post today in my time of need. We are experiencing a stressful time at work with changes, and a cut in personnel. This has caused me and my fellow employees more work, stress, and uncertainty about our future there. Thank you for the lesson in this post. It brought comfort.

Love Is A Verb - an action said...

Yes it did! I'll be copying this one in my journal. Thanks for sharing!

busymomof10 said...

so glad that this blessed both of you! I can't read it too much! It is really speaking to me right now, as we navigate multiple trials.

Melody said...

I thank you for this post today. It is just what I needed. We had a really bad experience yesterday and my Faith had become a little shaken. I kept wondering last night (not sleeping)why have I had to face some much adversity in my life, losing my husband and the father of my daughter in 2008 with leukemia and now what I faced yesterday. I really think the Lord was speaking to me in your post. I just wanted to let you know that you had changed a persons heart today with your wonderful post.

busymomof10 said...

Thanks for sharing Melody! It really ministered to me too! :)

Savannah McQueen said...

Elizabeth, I am with you...never ever before has a devotional spoken to me as much as that one has. I love it and many times I read more than one a day. Other times I give the top of the page a title. For instance "When I am depressed." I just adore it and thanks for sharing this.

Savannah McQueen said...

Thanks for linking this up with, "Its a Wrap." I am featuring you this week.

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