Ok. So my wife thinks I can get crabby sometimes – well, maybe a little more often than that.
When I allow my feeling crabby to creep into my life and color the way I live, I am actually in denial. I deny the wonderful things with which God has blessed me. But more, I am denying all that my Savior has done for me.
It would be so much better if I simply looked at things this way.
- “Oh no, the day is cloudy and rainy and I have to face all that work.”
- Crabby on the way.
- “But thank you Jesus for coming to die for me a sinner.”
- “I still need to deal with all that work.”
- Mood swing starting.
- Jesus said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”
- I do not have to handle this alone. Relief.
- But there is another tomorrow coming.
- 180 degree mood swing starting.
- “I go to prepare and place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:2-3).
- No matter what happens here, I have heaven waiting for me. Pure joy, wonderful anticipation; Crabby feelings? – Impossible!
I know that days are coming when feeling and acting crabby will seem like my only choice. But I know it is not. The Serenity Prayer tells me I need to know the difference between the changeable and the unchangeable. God has already sent his Son to change what I could not and he promises me power to change what I can.
Now that does not make me crabby at all!
Source: Just Following Him, a blog by John Cook.