Ever expect your Friday to be fabulous but when you wake up to face the day it is anything but a fabulous Friday? Worse yet you can’t pinpoint why it isn’t fabulous or even just good for that matter.  Some days are just like that, but no one really wants to talk about those days do they?

Do you ever feel like you want to pull the covers over your head and just give up?

You’ve had it. You’re spent. You’re worn out and frankly you have nothing left to give.

It is often hard for us to admit that to others, especially when we are usually all smiles and seem the life of the party.

However, sometimes life does not feel like a party and it’s okay to admit that. When I write I am not always sure who I am writing for. Sometimes I believe it is just for me and other times I know it is what someone else needs to hear that day.

I have written many times that building and rebuilding a life is hard and never easy, whether after a move to a new place,  going off to college, divorce or surviving the loss of a dear loved one. Change is change and with it can come loss.  Life moves on and we must begin to begin again as well. It doesn’t happen to me very often, but I must confess sometimes I just want to cry and say to “heck with everything.”

Life can be hard my dear sweet friends, but remember that is why we have each other and that is why we pray through the pain.  When you have come to the end of your rope – emotionally, spiritually, physically – and running away or staying in bed for the next month is very tempting (but not unrealistic) then the next best option is to “press in.”

Press in to the power and the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  You know the guy.  The one that said “my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  This is the same man who said “when you seek me with all your heart you will find me.”  But sometimes that is easier said than done isn’t it? But Jesus also said He would give you rest. Rest. Really.  He said be at rest and peace in the midst of the storm. You can count on Jesus.  He is a man of His word.  

Even knowing  what we know,  we can all relate to feeling hopeless and even helpless. You know the feeling right? You are worn out, tired, stretched way too thin and buried under the responsibility of home, family, work and much more.  Your dreams  have been lost and on top of everything, either the rain won’t stop or the snow keeps on coming and then there are the bills, bills, bills. The future is uncertain.  And even your friends begin to question your choices and frankly, so do you.

Everywhere you turn there seems to be trouble and something in your heart has died.  The Hope.  The Passion.  The Dream.

I hope you have never felt what I have described, but if you haven’t I would be a bit shocked, Life sometimes has a way of getting to you.  As my mother use to say, “if it hasn’t happened to you at some point in your life,  then you just probably haven’t lived long enough.”

So in the morning when you are tempted to pull those covers over your head and give up, may I suggest something else.

Cry out to the Lord.  This would be a perfect time to do it.  Cry out to the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings!  He will hear you and I promise He can find you anywhere, even there under your covers.  He certainly hears your cry of desperation.

The way I see it, we pretty much have two options. Either we can surrender to the Lord and walk with faith like David – the one who opposed Goliath, or Peter who climbed out of the boat and got busy walking on the water with Jesus – or we roll over and pull the covers over our heads and wait out yet another day.

Tough times call for tough Godly gals. What kind of gal are you going to be?

I say cry if you need too.  I even say have a blooming fit if you need too.  Let it all out and then move on sister!  Move on!  Taking to the bed as they say in the South is just not for a woman of God like you.

You are a woman with a vision and with a dream in your heart.  A dream and purpose that only God has put there and can fulfill.

Jesus said to the lame man “take up your bed and walk.”  Jesus commanded the healed man to act!  Act in faith and get up!

So dear sister, make that bed.  Throw on all those beautiful pillows, get up and step into God’s plan for your life and  start fulfilling your purpose.   I always remember what one of my dear friends once said, “You simply cannot be moved by what you see, hear and feel.” We cannot put our trust in what we feel for that often is the flesh. What we see in the natural can be deceptive as well.

We must trust God and believe Him and Him alone. Seek His grace, mercy, hope and healing touch.

Dear sister, you must look intently at the cross, and your loving Savior Jesus Christ for strength, wisdom and courage. Then “press in.”

So rise up and say to yourself  “dry bones live again”! (Ezekiel 37:1-14) You have a call on your life.  God will breath His spirit of life in you, I promise.

This is your day.   This is your moment.   This is your time!

You have an opportunity to change the world for Christ and it won’t happen if you stay in that bed.

Just like Esther, you were born for such a time as this.  (Esther 4:14)

You are beautiful and amazing whether you are having  a fabulous Friday or not!  Never forget Psalms 139:13-14 that says this: “for you created my inmost being. you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because you were fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful and I know that full well.”  Never forget that the God of the universe created you and adores you!

Be blessed and encouraged today and remember you are stronger than you think because you are in Christ!

So get out of that bed!  Today is your day! I am praying for a FaYOUlous Friday and the weeks ahead will get better and better each day in the Name of Jesus Christ!

You Glow Girl!

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