Don’t Be Skeert ~ January 21

Don’t Be Skeert

You’re probably just tired

For I have fully satisfied the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. Jeremiah 31:25

I have found it to be the case that whenever I’m tired—especially if the weariness is caused by troubles and struggles—I am easily discouraged and angered. It seems when we are wearied by difficulties, our troubles and trials are magnified, and our fuse is short. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Our negative reactions often stem from worry, and I’m of the opinion “worry” is just a nice way of saying fear. We tend to worry about the future, with our focus on the bad what-ifs, instead of the good what-ifs. It makes sense then, if we’re focusing on bad stuff that might happen, we are not going to be happy campers. We might as well chop that apple in half and put sand on it before we bury it (if you’re wondering what that silly statement means, go here -> Be A Good Scout ~ January 19).

On the other hand, when we focus on God and the many blessings and good things He’ provides us, we will not fear the future, and in fact, we will look toward it with excitement and anticipation.

When you’re tired, turn your thoughts to God, believe in Him, thank Him and trust Him; think about good stuff. You’ll still be tired, but you won’t be weary.

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