When I write, I am a better me. When I write, I take the time to process the hard stuff, to acknowledge what’s right and wrong, to remind myself of truth, and to pay attention to the good God gives. When I stop to write, my mind does what David’s did when he talked himself out of the stinkin’ thinkin’ and talked to God in prayer.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him”. Psalm 42:5
The weather has me down in the dumps today… it’s a lovely, dreary, gray March day. Tomorrow’s forecast doesn’t look much better. And it’s easy for my mind to focus on the negative, and when I keep it mental that is exactly what happens.
However, when I take the time to write down and name the negative stuff, I naturally shift toward taking the time to combat the negative with truth. I can’t explain it, it just happens.
So I remember that my soul is cast down, but it doesn’t need to stay there. I can hope in God. I continually use foggy days to remind myself that God came down. He came to earth to walk among us, to show us The Way, to pay the atonement for our sins. I can find the pictures on my phone of last week’s sunrise and remind myself that the sun rises every morning and God created all the seasons for our enjoyment.
I can remind myself and you that Jesus laid down His life for my sins and I don’t have to live in defeat because we already have the victory.