[CF Devotionals] 2015-02-16 - What Would a Christian Say?

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"I am always thinking about the Lord;" (Psalm 16:8 TLC)

Sigh. I know this is temporary. I know that God does not keep any good thing from me. Is this why bad things are finding me? I've been hit rather hard, lately. I am trying to keep focused on my Heavenly Father, instead of the circumstances, but often I fail.

I need God to miraculously fix things. I know He is more than able. And yet, He doesn't. Contrary to what people tell me, these hardships do not make me stronger. They make me more frustrated, and they make me question the Lord's motives more.

Here I am again Lord, wondering why and asking for Your divine intervention. I so don't want to complain. Lord, I am looking to You, as I find myself once again at a loss. My anger is stirring up, and I can't control it. I want to be free of this misery. Lord, You know what to do. Kindly inform me, so this battle can finally be won.

Well, I've shared my burdens with God. I don't need to hang onto them anymore. I just wait. Nothing simple about that. I wait to hear His voice, and wait to see if situations change. Each time my mind focuses on the hopeless, I will feed it good news. I press on to be like the apostle Paul, who said, "Let heaven fill your thoughts; don't spend your time worrying about things down here." (Colossians 3:2) This is my prayer today. I totally agree with Paul's sentiment, and also ask the Lord to show me how to keep my thoughts in the right direction. It is so easy to slip, but I am determined to find victory.

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