On Facebook, I am part of a small writing group with about 41 other women. We take turns hosting through our weekly rhythms. This past week my daughter, Jamie, was the host. One day she asked us to share favorite affirmations that might help us push through the hard work. Then she suggested we write them on sticky notes and share a photo.
Do you ever feel like you have too much to do? Or do you have a project you think will never be finished? Sometimes things are going well when suddenly everything that could go wrong seems to go wrong. Or maybe your normal everyday life seems too overwhelming. [bctt tweet=”You might be tempted to give up the whole thing, but somehow you keep going. What gets you through?” username=”GaylWright”]
Affirmations From Scripture
I try to meet with God each morning in prayer and reading my Bible. Sometimes I even write out scripture, because it helps me meditate on it a little longer. Those morning times enable me to have a better attitude about my day and remind me to depend on Him for strength and wisdom.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart,
my portion forever.
When I start to feel overwhelmed, one of the affirmations I go to is Philippians 4:13, which has been my life verse.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Most of us probably feel overwhelmed at one time or another. We feel our strength is gone and we can’t take another step. It may seem there is no way out and no place to find rest. In times like that we need to remember that God is our strength and refuge. [bctt tweet=”We may need to stop for a few minutes and pour out our hearts to God and rest in Him.” username=”GaylWright”]
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before him.
God is our refuge. Selah
Often when we have taken time to slow down, to spend time with God in prayer, we can come back to our work refreshed and ready to move forward. We might not take giant steps, but even baby steps move us closer to our goals.
As we travel this journey of life we can help others along the way by reaching out and sharing our lives. We can look for beauty and seek to bring peace wherever we go.
What about you? What affirmations help get you moving when you feel stuck?
Now on to our weekly linkup. First let’s meet your hosts:
Gayl at Words, Photos and Art
Mary at Mary-andering Creatively
Last Week’s Top Clicked Post
JD tackles a subject that probably hits home with many of us. It seems that for many it is hard to find true friendships. Here are some of the questions she asks:
“Is it a product of our age? A teaching of the church? Are we too busy to get out from under our own struggles so we can’t spend ourselves on others in times of sorrow or joy?”
She goes on using scripture and other examples to help us find ways to remedy this.
In our quest for friendship, she challenges us to not just show hospitality out of Christian duty, but also to be willing to open our hearts and really share our lives. I’m sure you will be encouraged and inspired if you take time to visit her post.