Sunday, January 15, 2017

Feeling Restless?

It's January at time of writing. It's been dark and dreary and for many it's a time of low mood or depression.  

I was just re-reading an eBook I have for sale called "Help Me Lord, I'm Wilting." I thought these paragraphs might be important to share here:

Separate the Voices

Satan is sure to take advantage of our weaknesses, and he often does that by whispering lies into our ears to bring us down. He preys on our emotions to make us feel defeated, unloved, and hopeless. Suddenly, we feel we have a huge need—for friends, for a social life, for making any number of major life changes. He’s convincing. If we’re not careful, we’ll believe the lies he’s telling us. His specialty is making mountains out of molehills.

Your Inner Child

Psychologists point out something called our inner child. Sometimes our sensitive inner child doles out unhealed thinking. How many times have you heard one of your parent’s voices in your head regurgitating unpleasant or condescending thoughts? Or maybe it’s the voice of a mean teacher, coach, or relative.
The voice of our inner child has the ability to make us associate our needs today with the unmet needs of our childhood. 

Check out the voices you're listening to and ask God to point you in the right direction. 

God wants to give us the desires of our hearts, but we have to have faith in Him and be willing to ask Him for them.
Phil 4:6 encourages us to ask God to intervene. It says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (bolded by me).

The next time you feel you’re wilting, frustrated, short on patience, and so on, first ask yourself what unmet need might be driving the feeling. Then call on the Lord to meet it.