So, I admit that to get these posts out on time, I usually write them a day ahead of time. In other words, when you read this, you are usually getting my gratitude, goal, and prayer from the previous day. And of course, this post will cover a whole weekend. What that means is by the time you read this post, I may be way past what I’m about to share. Today, I’m discouraged. I’m sad. I’m a bit out of sorts. This stems in part because of some personal realizations about myself, in part from circumstances, in part from my treatment by others (or perhaps perceived treatment), in part by feeling overwhelmed with a mission in the world that I’m finding it hard today to believe is being successful. However, I’m thankful today that even though I’m sad, discouraged, and out of sorts, I don’t have to sin. I don’t have to act out or pursue compulsions or addictions. I can sit in my feelings. I can call a friend. I can breathe deeply and enjoy God’s presence.

My goal this weekend is to sit in my feelings, but also keep getting my work done. I will be traveling this weekend, so my goal is to be safe and shine God’s light when I get where I’m going.

Holy God, thank You for sitting with me in my feelings. Thank You for letting me bring them to You. Thank You for forgiving my sins. Give me the strength to overcome and move past them instead of being weighed down by them. I am all Yours today; do with me as You will.

Please, in order to encourage your fellow travelers, share your gratitude, goals, and prayers in the comments section below.

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