How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me? —Psalm 13:1-2
The ups and downs of life; one of the many ill affects of sin. As someone who loves my life and adores my family I have intense guilt when life overwhelms me and I feel down for no real reason other than life is sometimes overwhelming.
Most of us have heard the numerous conversations and sermons about how the world has been desensitized to the pain and hurting all around us. Most of us have at least some affects of this in our lives. Surely not all things that break the heart of God break our heart. That being said, I find myself being one that is deeply affected by the hurting world around me. My heart is greatly troubled for the devastation in the south, I find myself in great distress when I see or hear of hurting children, and most of all I cry often for the ones I love that don't know the greatness of our Living God. All of these things add a great sense of guilt when the every day life that I have been so greatly blessed with brings me to tears and I feel like giving up.
I know I cannot be the only Mother who feels guilt when feeling down about every day life, which is why I wanted to share two verses that has given me much comfort... proverbs 16:9 and Psalm 32:8
but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Feeling overwhelmed today? Tired? Discouraged? Is it just "one of those days" for no particular reason?
Hold on to these great words of comfort that our mighty God has given us and hold strong to Him!