A Dippy-Do Day

unraveling ropeEver have a dippy-do day? That’s what I call a day, or even a week, when I’m feeling low, inadequate, not spiritual enough, not smart enough, and overwhelmed by life in general. Surely you must have occasional days like that too.

But then, maybe you don’t. You feel like you’ve got life all together, all the time. You’re organized, efficient, ahead of the game, totally put together, and face the day full of confidence. I have those days too. It’s just that, well…gosh, I don’t do life like that 24/7. Know what I mean?

The only thing I know I do have all the time – Jesus.

On those hard days, I’m pretty much a mess, or a basket case, or both. Funny how Jesus gets right in the middle of my mess, climbs in the basket with me, and holds me together–as I come unraveled.

In my unraveling, I am reminded of stuff I know about Jesus.

He won’t let me go.

He won’t leave me.

He calms me.

He comforts me.

He gets in my face,
looks beyond my makeup,
behind my smile,
and into my eyes.

He’s got me right where He wants me. Up close and personal. Undivided attention. Complete focus on Him.

Let it go, Susan. Lay it down. Give it up. You know, it’s all the things you teach….

It’s kind of like one of the houses on HGTV that needs to be fixed up, or get an overhaul—inside, and out.

wooden toolbox with tools. isolated on white.Knock down the walls and think outside my self-imposed little boxed-in negative thoughts.
(“’For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8)

Open up space to expand time for friends who give me a bigger perspective on my life, and remind me of God’s faithfulness.
(“God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” I Corinthians 1:9)

Redo the inside by getting rid of old things that pull me down, and add new things that build me up.
(“When my anxious thoughts multiple within me, Thy consolations delight my soul.”Psalm 94:19)

Repaint and repair with a change of attitude and a new outlook.
(“…and put on the new self, in the likeness of God….” Ephesians 4:24)

Replace the landscape of anything growing in my heart that needs to be replaced with the truth of God’s word.
(“Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, for Thou art the God of my salvation; for Thee I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5)

Well my friends, there you have it. You have sat on my doorstep for a few minutes and gotten a real glimpse inside.

May Jesus meet you right where you are today, at just the right moment, and just when you need to be reminded—you are not alone.

From My Heart to Yours,
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