SETBACKS ARE A PART OF RECOVERY
Hello Dear Readers,
Today was a down day for me. I try really hard to stay positive and see the best in everything. However, that nasty villain named WORRY snuck in and robbed me of my sleep. When I don’t sleep, I get depressed and instead of counting my blessings I start counting all the things that need attention or are in a “hold” pattern. My perspective is affected.
After a year of recovery, I still find myself piecing together the puzzle called my life. Trust, patience, faith, hope and peace all seemed out of reach last night.
The fruits of the spirit are goodness, kindness, gentleness, peace, love, joy, patience, faithfulness, and self-control. My worries robbed me of spiritual fruits today. Yes, I was back in the mud puddle of self-pity but guess what…. a friend threw me a rope. Her compassion, encouragement, wisdom, prayers, and faith has enabled me to write this post.
Yes, when going through trials we will inevitably have setbacks. However, they don’t have to rule us. With God’s help (and caring friends) we can get back onto that road to recovery and live a full life in Christ.
I was angry too.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Psalm 37:8 (NIV)
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.