It Twas the Night Before

Keep Your Praise On When You’re Stuck

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I don’t need a problem to arise for me to feel stuck and sad.  

Sometimes, when I wake up, I’m dragging the whole morning. The day is mundane….nothing spectacular happening good or bad.   

And, yet those moments are so tempting for Satan to try to steal my peace and joy, cause he doesn’t care if I’m happy, content, sad or depressed. He will steal what I allow him to take.

I tell myself to remember that God is good no matter if He seems far away and I feel stuck. It’s an everyday battle to hold onto what God gave us.   

He said He left His peace with us and He sent The Comforter, The Holy Spirit, to give us power and all the help we would need to live on this earth until He comes back for us.   

It’s easy to forget these things…that I can call on God’s peace when I need it…that I can think on more pleasant things rather than fill my mind with doubt. No matter how many sermons I listen to on my iPad, uplifting songs I sing, no matter how many chapters in the Bible I read, it comes down to my choice.

There are and will be times when I feel like I’m in a holding tank waiting on God. And, I can give in to my feelings and be all over the place or…  

I can stand on faith and keep my praise on in the middle of wherever my life is right now.   

I love this scripture in Isaiah 26:3 from the Amplified Bible: “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.