Even in the smallest and minute details of everyday life causes frustrations. And it may require one to take a step back and take a deep breath. Lifting our hearts and minds toward our Heavenly Father. The more we pursue after Christ in fellowship and discipleship, the more we rise above those distractions and struggles of the day. Knowing we are not alone for Christ is here - faithfully guiding us through the power of the Holy Spirit. He is patient with us. His love for us knows no bounds. So, if we consistently pursue Christ - He will bring sweet peace to our troubled heart and soul.
“The Lord is With You”
Each one of us, in confronting those times where we are discouraged and disappointed, have felt a paradoxical truth. If we admit the reality of our situation. Actively let go of our need to control the people and situations that have brought on our feeling discouraged and disappointed. Surrendering such things unto our Heavenly Father's care. There is a sense of freedom and relief. Not that those disappointments and discouragements cease. Our ability to embrace them, accept them, and manage through those experiences in order to overcome the frustrations and limitations through Christ is all the more empowering.
“Be it unto Me According to Thy Word”
Whatever you are seeking in the New Year - what is seemingly impossible to you that may require faithful obedience to surrender unto Heavenly Father's will? How are you able to live a mindful and crucified Christian life where your response is that of Mary and living in a manner that is according to God's word?