Lately, I have been feeling pretty crummy. I have been nauseated most of the day, bloated and sometimes I can’t even think straight because of the nausea. It is due to an abdominal hernia that should be fixed on Monday by surgery. I have been struggling with discouragement and not being short with my family. I took a walk today and just prayed about my fears and about how I was feeling. I then chose to praise God for how He cares for me and for how He is in control and will take care of these details. It really lifted my spirits. I had just read in 2 Chronicles 18-20 about how King Jehoshaphat and the Israelite’s chose to praise God as they went into battle against a huge army that was seemingly impossible to beat. They had brought their worries to God, asked Him for help and then trusted and praised Him. He won the battle for them that day.
What if I learned to do the same every time the stress mounted? What if I learned to give all my concerns to God, to trust Him in everything and to praise Him every time? Man, my attitude would be so different! Not only would my attitude be different but God would be glorified. That’s even more important.
Lord, help me rejoice always, to bring all my requests to you, with thanksgiving so that the peace of God may reign in my heart, through Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:4.6-7) Then You will be glorified and others will be blessed. Amen.