Friends, the past few days have been some real doozies. There has been parent-child squabbles, family drama, a painful infected tooth, an allergic rash, etc. All those things, one after another, start to make your soul feel weary.
The enemy always knows when we are weak. When we are feeling tired. Or when our hormones are raging away. He knows where the cracks are, and he will use them as a finger hold to grab on and start pick, pick, picking at your soul. Dropping seeds of self doubt. Telling you that the burden is too heavy and that you are not enough for all of this.
It's these times when I know I need to get deep into God's word more than ever. The only thing that can drown out all the lies being whispered into my soul are the solid walls of Truth.
"for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." ~ Philippians 4:13
The day to day frustrations and trials are going to happen. They are temporary. And I don't have to go through them alone.