I’m sorry I didn’t write a post yesterday. To be honest, I’ve been in a really weird headspace. I’m not sure if it’s hormones or what, but my emotions have been all over the place. I go from feeling like I want to cuss someone out to wanting to cry. Ugh. Being a woman sucks sometimes, doesn’t it?
I’m currently trying to work through my feelings and emotions and not offend or yell at anyone in the process, ha! So y’all pray for me! Better yet, pray for those around me , haha….
Ironically, this week’s Advent study is on peace and today as I did my quiet time I read all about God’s peace in our lives. But something I read really stuck with me and encouraged me today.
“There is nothing too big or small to place at the Lord’s feet when we approach the throne of grace in prayer. He can handle our burdens, our frustrations, and our hardships. He can handle the messiness.“
Lord have mercy I am messy today. Just call me hot mess express over here because that is how I feel today. And as I’ve sat and festered all morning on small and insignificant things, I’ve failed to do the most important thing: PRAY.
I’ve been irritated and angry and to be honest I have no idea why other than because I’m a girl. I’ve allowed my emotions to get the best of me and I’ve wasted almost a whole day being up in my feelings because I haven’t stopped and given it to God.
We forget at times that God cares about every single detail of our lives. Every little thing. There is nothing too small to take to the throne of grace in prayer. He cares about all of your feelings, all of your emotions. He cares when you feel left out or rejected. He cares when you are having a bad hair day. Why? Because that bad hair day is probably making you feel insecure about yourself and the enemy is using it to stir up emotions and feelings in your heart and mind.
The simplest things we don’t want to bother Him with are oftentimes the very things that can start a downward spiral in our lives. Philippians 4:6-7 says,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
It doesn’t say do not be anxious about the big stuff. It says “do not be anxious about ANYTHING“. It doesn’t say to take some things to God in prayer, it says “but in EVERYTHING by prayer“.
Anything and everything, my friend. God wants you to take it all to Him.
There’s nothing too small or too messy for Him. He can handle it all.
What’s bothering you today? What have you convinced yourself is too small to take to God? I want you to stop what you are doing and give it to God right now. Spill it, girlfriend. Give it all to Him. All of your messiness, all of your fears, all of it. Quit dwelling on it and just pray about it.
Take your worries to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to help you trust Him completely with whatever is weighing you down today.
I love y’all