Sometimes my emotions don’t line up with my heart. On the inside, I might feel fine. Joyful in fact. But…sometimes I don’t act the way my heart truly feels. Last week was that week for me. I just felt “off.” I was a little under the weather, and my cycle was coming. I was just a little edgy. I’m not typically like that. If you know me, I’m usually pretty happy and upbeat. But little things annoyed me. My poor 12-year-old. His little “sounds” and child like antics annoyed me. I was short tempered. I had to apologize to him a few times last week when I raised my voice and yelled at him. I had asked him to stop, and he didn’t…and I yelled. I felt badly. Is his disobedience an excuse for me to yell? Not at all.
Oh, my emotions… It was the feeling of “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” almost all week. And that’s too much!!! Ever have those weeks? It’s nothing I’m proud of. I’m not, but I’m am also willing to admit I have them. I’m always hopeful it will help someone else if I share. But sometimes maybe it will help me. Confession never hurt anyone, right?
I’m starting over this week. I’m asking God for grace for myself and to help me give grace. I’m also going to increase the all-natural supplement I take as a mood booster (just for this season of life. I’m premenopausal, friends. Wink.). I usually take one daily. Today, I’m taking two. My mood might need a little boosting (ask me about it if you want to know more or click the link).
But that’s not it. I’m also clinging to Truth. This verse fits me today. It’s been ringing in my ear all day. Despite how I feel. I will praise, my God! Not always easy to do. But it truly turns life around.
May you get the emotional boost you need today to receive & give grace.
Cheering for you,