The past few weeks I have felt discouraged.
Have you noticed sometimes when you feel discouraged or hurt
by something that everything seems to pile up higher and higher
and deeper and deeper?
When I physically don't feel good, or when I look at
the long list of surgeries that need to be done,
or physical therapy that needs to be continued I get so very overwhelmed.
Then there are the problems that you can't fix;
the problems that canker the world,
sometimes your city, and sometimes even your own family.
You can't make everyone happy.
You can't please everyone, and I am learning this everyday.
But here is what I can do:
- I can work on changing my attitude, thoughts and feelings toward the problem. Most the time I can't even change the circumstances, but I can change my attitude.
- I can receive help from those who are close to me—my family, friends, and those who I love and trust the most.
- I can develop a more powerful and complete trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am learning to let any pain and discouragement go in frustrating situations
and replace it with extra faith,
being humble, and maybe even some hard swallowing.
I won't always get everything I think would be best for everything.
But I have the power to let bad feelings slip away.
I want to be able to step back and let myself simmer before making
very emotionally charged decisions that would effect and hurt others.
And in the end, I can be respectful to people I don't agree with,
kind to people who have different opinions and thoughts than me.
Because I have the Savior in my life.
I can give it over to Him and move on He is the only person who knows
what is exactly right for the exact situations.