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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