The Struggle Is Real But There Is Always Hope

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Gal. 6:9

Women of God do you ever struggle to find balance in your life? Does It ever feel like life is just handing you too much and you want to just throw your hands up and say that’s it I give up? I’ve been there a time or two, or three, or four. You get the picture. Keep reading there is a word for you this morning.

I struggled in my time of devotion this morning because I was so tired. I found it hard to focus and keep my eyes open. Trying to meditate on scripture while my mind kept wandering. Thinking about all that I need to do and all that I want to do.

I’ve been burning the candle at both ends trying to find that balance between building my business, working full-time, taking care of my home and family, and taking care of me. It’s not an easy task. Several things get neglected at times. At those times overwhelm can slip in which can lead to frustration.

As I emerged from my closet this morning thanking and giving God praise for time in His presence I was thinking “that was not very productive this morning.” My time in God’s presence felt all but fruitful because I was just feeling exhausted from staying up so late trying to get things done. I prayed, read my devotions and tried to meditate. Prayed some more and tried to hear what God was saying but it seemed that I was on the wrong frequency. Static and interruptions kept creeping in and drowning out Holy Spirit Live Connect Channel.

While I was getting ready for work still thinking about what I needed to get done and how to find that balance, how much I need to focus on self care, how hard it’s been trying to learn and build my business, etc. I heard these words creep up in my spirit “don’t faint.” I perked up and paid attention. What was that Lord? I asked. I heard again “don’t faint.” What does that mean? I asked. He said this is your season of elevation. I got a little excited but my mind quickly went to “it sure doesn’t look like it.” (Mindset check)

The lyrics of a song entered my heart and began to play in my head. “Doesn’t matter what I see, doesn’t matter what I feel, my hope will always be in your promises to me.” Yes, I can’t focus on what it looks like. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” 1 Cor. 2:9. Hope, there is always hope.

I began to give God praise. My time in His presence was not so unproductive after all. God will give you what you need when you need it.

I know that I just need to make some firm decisions and trust that God will continue to guide me and that everything that needs to get done will get done. I have to stop measuring my accomplishments or lack thereof by the accomplishments of others.

Think about what it is you can do to change your situation and then start to slowly make those adjustments.

A very special lady keeps reminding me that I am not behind, I am right where I am supposed to be. Thank you Beverly Walthour.

So women of God even though the struggle is real, remember that there is always hope. Don’t faint. This is your season of elevation. You are right where you are supposed to be.

Amanda Brothers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *