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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crushed Spirit

Sometimes you can be going through your day and "BAM!", something happens that knocks you down.  Maybe it's hurtful words from someone.  Maybe it's your own insecurities. Maybe it's just the feeling of failure or the inability to reach what you believe someone expects from you.  Either way, you feel defeated.  Your spirit is crushed.  You've lost your zeal.

It's really, really hard, at times, to not let those roadblocks get the best of you.  It's hard to not allow the hurtful words of others to bring you down.  Sometimes it is hard to rise above and hold your head high.  It's even harder watching this from the outside - as a parent or a friend.  You want to help, but you really can't.  All you can do is to be there for them and to listen to them.

We know that God can help with those who are crushed in spirit.  His Spirit can help us.  His Word can help.   At those "knocked down" times, we can take comfort in knowing that He is there - ready too help us get back up.

If you are feeling crushed or knocked down, pray for Him to help strengthen you.  Meditate on His Words and claim His promises.  He will hear you and He will strengthen you.  He'll help you get back up and help raise your spirits, as well.

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yes, sometimes you get the wind knocked out of your sails...but I love what you said about CLAIMING his promises!

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