It’s Just Been One of Those Weeks –

So far, it’s just been one of those days weeks. You know what I’m talking about?

It all started on Sunday, when I bumped my head on the van doorway, knocking my neck out and giving myself a pretty good headache (For those of you who don’t know it, I have a tendency to be a little accident prone… well, a lot, actually. Mom often talks of wrapping me in bubble wrap). Add this to my normal illness (which causes me to be nauseated almost constantly) and a cold that’s been going around the house, and you get a pretty miserable me, which – in turn – makes everything else around me seem a little worse than it actually is.

It’s not so much one thing in particular that has me feeling down, it’s everything mixed together and piled up. I’ve gotten pretty good at handling the adrenal fatigue, but it’s tough when you add a cold to it. And even if I can manage that, adding a bumped noggin to a sinus headache just makes things a little frustrating.

But today when I hopped on the blog, I was quickly reminded of the quote that I picked out for this week:

“It may not be well with my circumstances, but that doesn’t mean it’s not well with my soul.” -Unknown

And I realized once again that no matter what is going on in my life, I’m still loved and saved by my almighty Creator. Because of that, It is truly well with my soul, even when my circumstances aren’t the best.

But still I’m struggling, because I keep getting so focused on everything that’s wrong and forgetting to think on the blessings in my life. I kick myself because it’s not like I haven’t already learned not to let my mind focus only on difficulties when it comes to stuff like this. After all, I’m am the one who said:

“People often refrain from dwelling on the blessings in life because there are so many they soon become overwhelmed. So instead they focus on the trials in life because these are often fewer and therefore easier to keep track of.”

But the Lord has a way of reminding me of my own words when I need them most (and when I want to hear them least). Because the truth is, I am so blessed. More than I even know. I just need to continually remember to count my blessings, rather than my troubles.

So today I’m am choosing one thing in particular out of all my blessings and thanking Him specifically for that. What is it?

I’m thankful that we serve a God who isn’t subject to “bad days.”

We’ll never hear Him sigh and say, “It’s just been one of those days.” Nope. Not our God. Instead, we serve a God who is constantly loving, just, holy, wise, and so much more; a God who remains untouched by all of the little things that send our feeble emotions into a whirlwind; and (as a little side blessing) a God who is patient enough to deal with us and our emotions when our circumstances distract us.

Thank You, Lord, for that.

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. -Psalms 43:5

2 comments

  1. Joy S. says:

    Thanks for this reminder, Rachel! Such a patient Lord we have, indeed! And isn’t it such grace when we’ve blogged about something, how the Lord will use our own words to remind us: “I thought you wrote this because you believed it?” It’s interesting, how we seem to be learning similar things lately in our walk. I’m grateful for the wonderful ways the Lord works in His children’s hearts.

    Hope your head and your cold get better soon. πŸ˜‰

    • Oh, you’re welcome! I’m so glad that these struggles and thoughts can encourage others. That alone is encouraging to me. πŸ™‚
      It is strange how our posts have been relating lately. And still it doesn’t seem repetitive! I go and read your thoughts on a similar topic to what I just posted and I’m still encouraged and taught by what you have to say. πŸ™‚
      And thanks! The headache is better today; the cold is worse. But it’ll all get better in time. πŸ™‚

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