For the past two and a half months I’ve been battling against thoughts of incapability and fear which has stemmed from the heavy workload I have since starting a masters degree.
I wanted to share with you thoughts on how to overcome this.
1 Peter 1:6-7 says: ‘So truly be glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine’.
In context, Peter was writing this to some of the first Christians who were starting to get persecuted for their beliefs. But what’s this got to do with you now?
Well, we can actually apply Peter’s words to our life today!
Easier said than done right? But seriously we have NOTHING to worry about, nothing. God has literally got us. Write down every trial and battle you can think of that you have faced, and then the outcome. Think about how God has saved us time and time again, His track record is squeaky clean, and He ain’t about to mess up now! Matthew 6: 25-37 is a great old favourite of Jesus telling us not to worry!
Run towards God and don’t let go
When problems arise our instinct is either to fight or fly. In my circumstance, I flew far away from God, but we should be flying in the other direction. God is our port of strength. You can’t do this life alone, it’s too difficult. You need someone who can face life with you, and since He is the maker of all things, I definitely want Him by my side at all times.
Sometimes it’s hard to be joyful and at peace when you’re faced with battles left, right and centre. But just as Peter advises us to be glad for the joy that is ahead, think about how these battles refine us. Just like a refiner’s fire refines gold, how much more precious are WE than gold. 1 Peter 1: 7.
I hope this helps a little! But if you take one thing from this, just remember to lean on Him always x