This morning when I hopped in my car and turned on my daily dose of Beth Moore (I’m currently listening to the Esther Study) she said “Sometimes you just gotta schedule in a fit because you need to have one!” Sisters, I scheduled the fit… F-I-T…. I had the fit and now I’m rebounding from the fit.
I think there are times in every woman’s life where we just need to have a meltdown. We just need a good cleansing cry or a little temper tantrum to remind us that we are still women. This week my husband is out of town (I CANNOT SLEEP and he does not have cell service!), I am entertaining a monthly visitor (not sure how to explain that online… you get it, right?) and I am learning something new at work. I literally feel so overwhelmed, I think that if I stepped on the hem of my pants, my entire body would unravel. I am under a tremendous amount of stress. It’s insane. It’s uncommon. It’s out. of. control!
Therefore, I took the word from Miss Beth as a sign to just totally come undone. I had a mini-tantrum at work. I shut myself in a bathroom and cried a little. I scheduled a massage. And then I came back to reality. I dug in the word and reviewed some notes from my most recent quiet times with God and prayed.
Here’s what I found:
– My favorite all-time scripture: 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him as he cares for you.”
– A reminder that he has prepared an abundant life for me, even if I can’t see it NOW: 1 Corinthians 2:9,”However, as it is written: what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived, the things that God has prepared for those who love him”.
– It’s ok not to be ok: Romans 5:3-4, “but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Check out She Seeks Devotional Blog Post on this—amazing).
– He perfects all things that concern me: Psalm 138
Our God is so faithful! He always shows up when we need him, he always builds us up when the world is knocking us down. Isn’t it great to know that sometimes he’s only one fit away?!?!
Precious Father, thank you for giving me the freedom to have a meltdown. Thank you for hearing my cry and removing my anxiety. Thank you for being patient with me when I am not focused on you. Thank you for loving me the way you do. In your name, Amen.