May the peace of God be upon you, I pray.
Even in this New Year, life will have its ups and downs. Some days may be great, and others may be plain miserable.
One day the sun may shine... no car problems... your boss is smiling and your neighbour is happy. Another day it may be raining... you tripped over your shoe laces... your ride to work didn't show up.
Will your mood go up and down like your circumstances?
Are you getting upset or depressed because your day failed? Do you allow yourself to be influenced by what is happening to you, or do you rely on God and His Word?
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3,4
The joy of the Lord is your strength in any situation. So, this kind of "joy" has become the remedy. One cannot avoid the challenges which life presents. Sometimes we cannot duck down and miss obstacles flying our way. In any undesirable situation God's word gives direction and presents a solution. We as His children have to apply His word to our lives so we won't move or sway like a tree in the wind, or are like those without hope............. (shortcut)
The complete post has been moved to Dr. Trudy Veerman's main website
and can be found here http://achristiancounselor.com/challenges.html
In the service of the Master,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman