I asked people for words to describe their emotions after 9/11. The top three were fear, anger and sadness. These are all justified emotions that my flesh wants to put on and wear around like a coat of armor. Is that how I should be??
If I scroll through my social media accounts today I see the same emotions on display. Now instead of coats of armor they are weapons being used to lash out at others. Definitely not how I am supposed to be.
It’s awful to feel out of control, scared for the future, and overwhelmed by my circumstances. Thankfully, as a Christian I have somewhere to turn for answers. In Philippians 4:11 Paul says he has learned to be content in all circumstances. Learned……not supernaturally granted. …….learned. Yikes 😳, That means I can learn to be content in whatever circumstance I’m in ( 9/11, crazy pandemic world, or insert problem here ) but I have work to do.
Those that know me know what’s coming next. I have to Philippians 4:8 those thoughts of despair. I have to intentionally capture them ( 2 Cor. 10:5 ) and replace them first and foremost with truth – number 1 being I may not be in control, but my God certainly is. After that truth bomb, peace begins to flow back in and I can dwell on all the goodness of God.
Thank You Jesus for being our hope in the hard times. 🙌🏻