Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Little Stuff



Life wears on me.

Last week nothing monumental happened, nothing tragic or earth shattering, yet I deemed it a rotten week. Trouble in a relationship, unexpected major expenses, growing pains in our family, raging hormones and inconveniences which felt like they might send me over the edge, sapped my strength.

I asked God more than once, "Why does life have to be so hard?"

Can you guess the answer? I know I've talked about it before.

It doesn't have to be. TRUST ME!

If we can trust God for our eternal salvation, how can we not trust Him to provide for the “little” things of life?”

M.E. Howard

It's not that I don't trust Him, but Satan masterfully uses the "little stuff" to distract me from what I know to be true. He's the one who suggests I may lose it. He gets my mental calculator humming. He brings the worries to mind and throws in annoyances to keep me off kilter. He knows all he has to do is adjust my eyesight slightly and I'm a goner.

And I let him do it!

It's time to start fighting back and remembering what is true instead of falling for what isn't. Will you join me? When the "little stuff" wears on you, will you gain peace of mind and freedom from anxiety by focusing on God's promises instead of the problem? I gotta admit I really stink at this. I'm a dweller. I'll need your help. Remind me to rest in words like this, okay?

. . . those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

Isaiah 49:23

Amen Lord. Renew our hope. Keep us focused on Your Truth.

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4 comments:

Miriam Pauline said...

Little things as distractors. He does that so masterfully! Thanks for the reminder that sometimes it isn't mistrust but lack of focus that leads us on a path that is damaging. Bless you my friend!

Karen said...

Boy if that isn't the truth about Satan using the little things as distractors. You hit that one right on. We need to stop once in awhile to make sure we are not allowing the little things in life to distract us. We trust God but we don't exercise that trust as we should when we allow Satan to get us to turn our heads and look elsewhere. Thanks for sharing today.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Tami,
Oh....girl, my "mental calculator" has hummed until I was driven nearly to drink, like having a swarm of angry bees in your brain.

Thank God for grace, and for the strenth - from Him - to trust Him!
Good post. ...Marsha

LivingforGod said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I enjoyed reading your post.