“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” Isaiah 43:2
We have a leak. A constant drip, drip, drip leak. And it’s driving me crazy. It is, of course, in my office. And I feel like I am being tortured.
Constantly reminded that I should have gotten the prior leak looked at sooner before this storm came. With each drip I feel like I am made acutely aware of my inadequacies.
And isn’t that exactly what Satan does on a daily basis? His only power is the mind. But what power he yields when he gets in there. Drip…you should really be more organized or this never would have been an issue. Drip…if you had a little more in savings you could have fixed this. Drip…your priorities are totally messed up (ministry over material things).
But when I choose to listen to God’s truth instead of Satan’s lies I am encouraged. Drip…when you go through rough waters I will be with you. Drip…when you go through rivers of difficulty you will not drown. Drip…come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).
The leak won’t stop until I find the source and block it. Just like the lies won’t stop until I block the source. I may not be able to stop the dripping water today but I can trust that God will provide me a way to get through this challenge. I may not be able to fully keep the lies out of my head, but I can start today to replace them with the truth.
Today I will try to look at the leak as a source of joy. I know, sounds crazy, but James 1:3 says, “when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”
Drip…this is only temporary. Drip…I am doing the best I can in this world and God will take care of the rest. Drip…I can’t control the leak right now, but I can control my attitude and I choose joy.