This might encourage you…

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This morning when I got up I found my mind to be weak with old thought patterns. Sometimes when this happens and my mind gets jumbled I write poetry hoping the thoughts will leave. After I wrote my poem this morning I googled my daily devotional like always and found this….I will share my poem first and the devotional will follow. God is always here in the good, the bad, and the ugly of us. My biggest struggle in life is learning to continuously embrace my failures and refocus.

Nov 1 at 9:14 AM

Just when you think you’ve  figured it out

Then you feel your heart is in a drought

Oh! And when yesterday’s battle you have overcome!!!

It doesn’t mean today’s battle has already been won

Because everyday there’s something new

It seems to just be thrown at you

A sting of rejection your perception skewed

Then there’s the defensive attitude

Why are you back I will ask myself??!?

I wish i could forever put you on a shelf

Then I find myself looking around about to drown

In…

Their…

Approval…

I think…

I need to be found…

It’s hard to live inside a cursed brain that gets stuck sometimes

That’s the way it has been trained

To deprogram it is a continuous fight

The pull of the thoughts I wish would take flight

Out of here to never come back

The pain of brokenness and all of its lack

I have to accept why it seems so ill and take those pills so I can chill

To cry out in prayer, “Oh come now PEACE be still” because it cannot be found in my own strong will!!

Poem by: Sharon Schwartz

The prayer that follows this comes from the person that posted the devotional.

Jesus Calling: November 1

Do not be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on Me. I know that your heart’s desire is to be aware of My Presence continually. This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but never fully achieve it in this life. Don’t let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to see yourself as I see you. First of all, I am delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with Me through your life. I am pleased each time you initiate communication with Me. In addition, I notice the progress you have made since you first resolved to live in My Presence.
When you realize that your mind has wandered away from Me, don’t be alarmed or surprised. You live in a world that has been rigged to distract you. Each time you plow your way through the massive distractions to communicate with Me, you achieve a victory. Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.

Romans 8:33-34
English Standard Version
33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Hebrews 4:14-16
English Standard Version
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

My Prayer
Father, the world trains me to not focus on You. How I need your love forever. Help me to begin each day with you, so my perspective for the day begins on You. And then throughout the day help me to surrender to you and make wise choices.

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