The library calls to tell me I have a book more than 14 days overdue. The pharmacy calls to tell me I forgot to pick up a prescription.
I open the oven to bake a treat for my kids and the handle falls off.
And I'll tell you, during weeks like that I find myself fighting hard the urge to sob "I give up!"
But even when I feel like this...
in Christ I am this...
See, the feelings... they come and go.
No matter what, I'm really always a bit of a mess. Sinner saved by grace.
But the feelings, sometimes they are messy, sometimes not. Sometimes cheery, sometimes blue, sometimes just plain defeated.
What feelings never are is permanent.
And that is why when my emotions start to rise like tsunami waves, I have to choose. Am I going to believe the feelings or am I going to believe the truth?
The truth about who I am, the truth about my situation... the only place to find the real Truth... is in the Word.
So I stop. I sing. I read. I soak myself right up to the chin in God's Word and remember who I am.
Our gifted pastor has compiled a two page list of scriptures entitled "The Believer's Affirmation: Our True Identity and Calling in Christ." He has graciously allowed me to make this available to download. Just click on the picture above to download the pdf.
Linking with Michelle's Thought Provoking Thursdays at Intentional Me.