Are You Feeling Empty? Tuesday at Ten: {Choice} 3/8/16

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Are you feeling empty? Today’s topic on Tuesday at Ten is “choices.” I woke up feeling empty. I was already tired and I just woke up. I’ve been fighting a battle with depression and every day feels like I am on a battleground. I am weary. I don’t know if you are experiencing the same thing. But I do know that I have a choice in how I feel. I can turn those feelings of emptiness over to God in prayer and by reading His word I can find comfort that He is there with me in the midst of the battle. While I was praying, I was led to a few verses in the Bible that really spoke to me through the Holy Spirit and comforted my inner soul. The first two verses were,

Matthew 11:28-29(NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

Oh to be free of my weariness and burden and to feel rest. I gladly take on the yoke of Jesus and learn of Him. He is gentle and He is Humble of heart. My inner soul finds Your rest while I am praying and meditating on You, Oh Lord. You are my comforter, and provide peace to those who are weary. I have a choice and I choose your rest for my weariness.

The second set of verses I was led to was,

2 Corinthians 12:9-10(NIV)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

As I read these two verses, I was again reminded that God’s grace is enough because His power is made perfect in my weakness. The weaker I am, the stronger God is. My problems, my difficulties, my hardships with my depression only give God more power in my life to strengthen me through Him. I need to focus on Him and not my depression because He has already won the battle for me. I am strong through Jesus. I must not focus on the enemy, my depression, my finances, my loss of income.

[tweetthis twitter_handles=”Susan_Langer1″ hidden_hashtags=”#encouragement”]#God is enough. I have a choice and I choose Him.[/tweetthis]

May you find through your troubles and distresses that you have a choice also. My prayers are with you.

Susan…


Tuesday at Ten {CHOICE}