Please tell me I am not the only one who has these days....the day that anyone and anyone gets under your skin. Even I myself am getting under my own skin today. Is it the weather? Is it my hormones? Is it just me? It's one of those days I really need to be encouraged and loved on and yet I can't seem to get a hold of anyone...surprise, surprise. Pretty sure that is the Lord saying, "Jill, come to me, I will give you rest, I will hold you, I will give you all that you need."
I am such a human of touch that sometimes hearing a voice or a hug or just anything AUDIBLE helps me. I think that is why I feel so disconnected sometimes. I can't hear the Lord and I can't physically feel His touch...but I HAVE TO BELIEVE HE is really there and holding me.
I read a great devotional this morning by Joyce Meyer, it the Battlefield of the Mind devotional. I HIGHLY recommend it. "Life is a struggle, and teh devil is determined to defeat and destroy us. We don't ever reach the place where we never have to fight. But it's not just our fight. Jesus in not only with us, but He is for us. He's at our side to strengthen us and to urge us onward." The verse that popped out to me was Isaiah 43:1b-2 "Fear not, for I have redeemed you...; I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you pass through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you." It blows my mind when I actually stop and think about God calling me by name, I can just hear it in my head now, Jill, you are MINE! WOW! It almost brings tears to my eyes.
One thing I am learning as an adult is there is always some kind of trial burning in our lives. Whether we are single or married have children or don't, there is always something. The devil tries his hardest to attack us from all angles. Praise Jesus that He walks with us in our trials and storms. I know that I personally feel so defeated by the stupid devil so many times....but it is so great to have such a wonderful reminder that I am truly never alone.
Being single sometimes the feeling of being alone can be so overwhelming. But, I love that scripture where He reminds me that I am never alone! There are moments where I feel like I just can't do it any more, but God never lets me go and He has put a few wonderful people in my life that pray for me and uplift me, and for them, I am so grateful!