Thursday I was in such a bad mood. It seemed as if the world was crashing in on me! I know that was an overreaction but a toothache will do that to a person. After the root canal, I was able to get some stronger pain pills and antibiotics, which are both beginning to work. And I am getting my fight back.
My fight is for joy and living as a child of God- not as one who has no hope. I am using time spent at bus stops/riding the bus (about an hour a day) singing hymns, praying, and memorizing Scripture. I am working on Romans 8. I tried and failed to memorize this with my church during a sermon series last year. But I am having some success this time around (working on verses 11-15). But it is a fight- a struggle. My natural tendency is to give in to depression and surrender to despondency. By preaching the gospel to myself even while in tooth pain at a very cold bus stop I declare the truth- that I am a child of God- dearly loved by God- He knows my needs and is using these trying times to develop character and endurance in me!
Are you going through difficult circumstances of life? How are you clinging to hope- and the source of Hope-Jesus Christ?
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