The Simple Solution For When Heart Clouds Roll In

There have been days lately when my heart has been as dark as storm clouds. I’ve been angry about some things, disappointed in some situations and frustrated with myself.

Why is it that we are often our own harshest critics?

No one expects me to be a robot and do the same, perfect things every day, but I wish I could get into a routine that gets more things accomplished.

No one thinks I need to post something on my blog every single day for the rest of my years, but I think I should be much more consistent in my writing.

No one is judging me or my home or my housekeeping skills, but I am disappointed in myself for not being on top of things.

And layer after layer of dark storm clouds pile up on my heart.

So what’s a Christian woman to do when she’s overcome by the ugly, stifling clouds pressing down on her? 

As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. Psalm 55:16-18

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? 
Call upon God. 
Pray morning, evening and at noon.
Wait until He hears you and answers you.
Rejoice over the peace that rolls in.

Simple, yes. Easy, not always.

Sometimes I feel like I should be beyond my feelings, like I should be a better, more mature Christian and not let everything bother me like it often does. The enemy has been whispering in my ear lately that if I was good enough or smart enough or just plain better, I wouldn’t be struggling. I’d have everything under control. 

Wow. What a lie.

But we believe what we hear the most. I want what I believe to be the word of God, so that’s what I need to have repeating in my brain. I have to squelch the repetitious lies about who I should be by now with the truth about who God says I am and who He is growing me to be.

Simple, yes. Easy, not always, but this is a new day dawning, and I can make a change for the better just for today. Today I will read my Bible. The rest doesn’t have to be planned out if I’m praying, waiting to hear what God’s next direction is and preparing to rejoice in whatever He has for me.

And that’s enough for today. I don’t have to be “enough” in my own eyes because He is already enough … and more than enough of everything I need today.

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