180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 163

It’s not always the best feeling when you’re going through a process of change.

It makes you moody, upset, and frustrated. At times depressed.

Yet, you’ll find hope and direction if you look to the end instead of looking at the process. Why? When God is effecting a change, it’s for the best.

I’ve never liked the changing process. However, I like the God who doesn’t change and who always keeps his promises.

I’m coming out of this smelling, looking, sounding, and moving like a new creature.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 75

I can’t explain why but this is the year I feel most unsettled.

I really want to give a victory report all day, everyday… But I think Daddy is allowing me to feel overwhelmed, uncertain, and sad for a reason.

The reality is that many persons are depressed and lack joy or peace. And it’s easy to wonder where God is and why he’s allowing this to happen.

But from experience, I can tell you that he is right there. Yes! He is beside you right now.

For 10 minutes, take your eyes off your situation and sincerely praise God. Try it and you’ll see: (1) how easy it is to praise God in spirit and in truth, and (2) that in his presence there IS fullness of joy!

P.S. I am praying for you: may you endure this season with dignity and faithfully, may you walk out of it unscathed. 🙏

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 69

After days of feeling sad, I feel hopeful.

I feel like everything will be alright.

I feel light.

I don’t feel overwhelmed.

It’s like everything clicked into place over the two days.

Grateful for the same things.

He’s a faithful father.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 174

I go to the Rock of my salvation. I go to the Stone that the builders rejected. I run to the Mountain, and the Mountain stands by me. When all around me is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock I stand. When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock.

I am honestly depressed due to my upcoming exams. But I keep going to the Rock. I have my doubts, but I’m laying them at Daddy’s feet.

I do this because I have an assurance. God is faithful. When I fail to be obedient or to communicate with him, he remains faithful to me. So I know that when I turn to him, he will direct my path.

He never wavers, falters, or fails. He is sure, secure, and loving. This is the God I serve… He’s not just a God, he’s also a father, a friend, a secret place, peace and protection. He’s the restorer of my joy!

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 74

Why art thou cast down, oh my soul? Psalm 42:5

We all experience the range of emotions life throws our way, at one point or the other. And rightly so, we normally express it in very personal terms: “I” am happy / “I” am depressed / “I” am hurt…. Etc

However, a few days ago, I was praying for a friend who expressed to me that she felt depressed. Daddy reminded of Psalm 42:5 where David asked his soul why he was depressed and worried/uneasy. He then went on to tell his soul that he would hope in God who’s presense saved him. As I pondered on the verse, I found myself asking why David was talking to himself. And I got a revelation.

David was doing something so profound. He was disassociating himself from the emotion. He asked his soul, as if he were addressing someone else, “why are you sad?” Our soul consists of our mind, will, and emotions. Yet, David refused to accept the emotions of despair and unease. He did not say that he was unhappy and worried. No. He was not about to join the pity party his soul was experiencing. Instead, he instructed his soul that, whatever happened, he would hope in God because of his saving power.

Join me tomorrow to find out how this verse applies to me. But for today, I just want to boast about Daddy for giving me this awesome revelation! He’s not afraid to reveal the principles hidden between the lines 😊😊

30 Days of Spending Time with God – Day 11

For the past day and a half, I felt sad and burdened with some responsibilities I undertake. I felt like it’s unfair for me to be doing them and it’s like the persons benefitting don’t care to ask how I’m managing.

Well, today, I knelt and spoke to Daddy. On my knees, I realised that giving into depression was contrary to his will as it demonstrated that I lacked faith in God. Giving in to depression was me telling God that I didn’t trust him to fix things. So I repented and asked him to forgive me for not trusting in him.

Nothing is wrong with feeling sad. But everything is wrong with feeling hopeless.

God cares about all aspects of our lives. He reminded me of his promise, in his word, to take care of me and supply all my needs.