“Smoke” Break

I’m having a ridiculously stressful day already. I’m ready to turn off the computer, turn out the lights, and just go home. I don’t smoke, but I just asked my coworker if I could take a smoke break because I feel so wound up. Funny how this comes on a day when I left the house so determined to rely on God’s grace. Guess this is the big test…

So you know what? I’m going to hold on to this no matter what:

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

–1 Peter 5:6-10

I think this was better than a smoke break. I’m still feeling the knots in my shoulders, but I know His grace is going to come.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

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