One day, I spent the entire night focused on my broken pieces. It made me so sad… And then, right there in my spirit, really loudly, my heart sang, don’t linger in the sadness.
And that’s Gods encouragement to us daily. Don’t linger in the sadness.
Here’s what the Bible says,
‘Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.’ – Psalm 42:5 MSG
O Lord , restore our well-being, just as the streams in the arid south are replenished. Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap the harvest’- Psalms 126:4-6 NET
‘But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed..’- 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
See, God is right. No need to stay down…lingering in sadness.
Look up, trust God… He’ll help you. I know. He helped me.