Good morning, and welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays.
Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He, and He alone, is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement comes from:
Psalm 62:8 ESV
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour our your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
I admit that I am struggling HARD this week. I am short fused. I have burst in tears at the drop of a pin. I’m so angry I could scream (I might have a couple of times). My brain logically knows that there is nothing for me to be upset at. I know my emotions don’t make sense. But my heart just can’t figure that out right now. My heart is hemorrhaging.
I miss my brother, Tim (he died last June unexpectedly). I miss my dad (he died in January unexpectedly). I miss my best friend at work (she’s been doing chemo/radiation treatments since January and can’t come to work). And, if that weren’t enough to stress over, someone I thought was a close friend turned out to be a pretty selfish meanie head this week. And my family is in such pain from losing my dad it’s palpable, and I don’t know how to help. I feel useless.
In addition to feeling useless, I’m struggling to read. I’ve been reading my Bible, but the words don’t seem to stick. I read a passage and have to reread because I’m not sure what I just read. It’s also been a problem with my review books. I just can’t seem to focus. It’s like my brain is in a fog.
But God is cool. In the midst of my brain fog, He shared Psalm 62:8 with me this week, and it stuck. Actually, what stuck is the phrase — “pour out your heart before Him.” I like that God wants us to do that.
I’ve been reading Numbers in the Bible this past week, and one of the BIGGEST take-aways from that book is that God is not a fan of whiners and complainers. I guess I have been hesitant to share a lot with God, with anyone really, because I don’t want to be a complainer/whiner. Also, I really don’t know what to say. So I haven’t really said anything. But my inability to speak has been leaking out through my frustration, anger, and short-fused-ness (yes, I just made that word up).
I don’t really have anything fancy to say about this verse other than it is a great comfort to me that God wants me to come to Him in order to pour my heart out. Just think about that for a moment. God, the Creator of literally everything, King over all, wants to hear my words, emotions, and sufferings. He wants to be the One I come to in order to vent. Isn’t this amazing?!
If you are struggling like me this week, I hope you are encouraged by the fact that God wants you to pour your heart out to Him. Nothing you say to God is too small or insignificant. He is your sure Counselor.
What a lovely God we serve.
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN!
WHAT BIBLICAL VERSE IS ENCOURAGING YOU TODAY?
Check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes