Tired and Cranky?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Posted by Lisa Arnold

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I am exhausted.  Maybe you are too? When we reach this level of fatigue we can get cranky and it’s not only our body that feels the stress but our families can taste the bitterness in the air. We can be downright sour.

The important thing for me to remember is, (even though I may have had every reason to be annoyed by whomever is doing the disrespecting), I need to get a handle on it. Can you imagine if God snapped at us? “I’m too tired to deal with you today. I really have had it with your lack of appreciation for all I have done.

Yikes.

That whole forgive-me-as-I-forgive-others come to mind!

When I find myself drowning in perceived or very real stressors I can begin to feel hopeless, so I force myself to take a break and worship God. I use a list Stormie Omartian put together in her book The Prayer That Changes Everything.  Let me share it with you.

I have hope because…

  • He is my Creator
  • He is my Heavenly Father
  • He loves me
  • He laid down His life for me
  • He has forgiven me
  • He has given me His Holy Spirit
  • He gave me His Word
  • He is a good God
  • He is Holy
  • He is all powerful
  • He is with me
  • He has a purpose for my life
  • He redeems all things
  • He is the Light of the world
  • He is.

Because He is. He is here with me. He is there with you. He is everything I have ever needed, or will need. He is strong. He is patient. He is understanding. He is just. He is merciful. He is compassionate. He is wise. He is yours. He is mine. The list goes on and on. Praise Him because He is. Period.

There is no better medicine for a tired bitter heart than to recognize the One who sees it and understands why. 





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