One thing I know for sure is that the Word of God is powerful and it works. Speaking the Word over any situation in my life has proven to be a better option instead of reacting in an unbecoming manner, such as raising my voice at the children, losing patience during distant learning, or giving my husband the side-eye.
The Word of God is my cup-filler; it gives me the sustainability to operate in a way that pleases God. I know for a fact that when my cup is empty, the ability to operate in grace, compassion, patience, and love is an uphill climb.
Typically, my journey to an empty cup begins gradually. For example, I may start my day late and end up jumping directly into the day’s demands without starting with prayer, devotion, worship music, and meditation; and before I know it, my day has ended with no true alone time with God. Prayer, devotion, worship music, and meditation are what I personally need to really hear and be guided by the Holy Spirit. This crucial time places me ahead of the game – ahead of self, doubt, and Satan’s antics.
During this time of quarantine, you and I have been met with an unexpected duty. Some aspects of quarantine have made us cry real tears, get angry, or react in a way that we normally would not have before this “new normal.” Being a wife and momma now seems more difficult, the demands more magnified, and the pressure more stacked against us.
I wanted to encourage you to simply get over it. Hold on! Not in mean kind of way, but really, get OVER it. Choose the high road and apply the Word of God to your situation and to the feelings you feel. Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV) reminds us to, “…be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes.”
The Word of God is one of our weapons.
Here are some scriptures to help you to get OVER it.
Worship over worry.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2
Glorify over grumble.
And Mary said, “My soul glorifies the Lord…” Luke 1:46
Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Philippians 2:15
Praise over pity.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:6.
Calm over calamity.
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11
Prayer over perplexity.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Focused over fumbled.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
Joy over juggled.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3
Faith over fear.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1