Hold the Bat and Swing
We all have had the experience of enjoying quiet days, and then, without warning, some crisis happens, and it demands a different you to deal with it. The only way to avoid getting knocked over is to take a big leap of faith believing God that no matter how much it hurts now, one day you will look back and realize there was purpose in the pain.
There’s a reason why the rear-view mirror is so small, and the windscreen is so big – it’s because what has happened in your past is not nearly as important as what’s in your future. How you react to the unexpected – shows your level of trust in God. Psalms 112:7 says, “He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the LORD.”
God asks us to trust Him not to go figure it out. As humans, we take pride in becoming first responders. We are the act now and think later generation. Never allow a crisis to turn you into a person you will later regret. No matter how bad a situation maybe – it will change. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy but what I am telling you is to keep your faith strong and have confidence in God.
Your smallest effort to stay calm in the middle of a crisis is a lot better than thinking too much.
The songwriter writes “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
When fear and uncertainty pound at your heart late in the midnight hour take that time to talk things over with God. It’s better than scrolling through social media or picking up the phone to talk to anyone. Don’t let anyone rent space in your head, unless they’re a good paying tenant.
Quote: “Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.”
On your worst days there are the same twenty-four hours as your good days. Things will get better otherwise you and I would not be alive today. There isn’t enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. You must decide which one gets to stay. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day.
Hold On! Help is coming! God isn’t late as some folks may think – He’s running right on schedule. Don’t quit! Somebody is praying for you and you will make it through this.
Quote: “Life kept handing me all these curve balls. Then God handed me a bat and taught me how to swing.”
PRAYER TIME: LORD, on my worst days help me to remember that You are with me. When I’ve done everything I can do, You promise me You will step in and do what I can’t do. I thank You that You will move me from a low place to a high place. In Jesus Name, Amen.