There is nothing quite like January to make us feel inadequate. Our newsfeeds are full of status updates with fitness tips and 52-week organizational challenges. Everyone out there seems more fit, more healthy, and more organized than we do. In our spirit we want to join in on the fun, but we know there is no chance.
In fact, my life’s crazy circumstances have kept me from fitness goals, healthy eating, and an organized house now for years. The to-do list has just been too long to take on one more thing.
And if that’s not enough, there is the issue of that ever-haunting “unknown.” You know what I’m talking about. The wondering if the pain will ever go away. The doubt that you could ever truly trust a man to keep his word again. The questions about where all the money will come from and how in the world you will make this work.
As a single mom, I have actually lived over 7 years now almost completely in the “unknown.”
Believe me, this is NOT at all what I signed up for. In fact, I find the idea of giving up to be rather tempting sometimes. You too? I would be quick to spur us both on towards throwing in the towel if it wasn’t for this one thing ===> God. Yeah, I know it’s not just a little thing. In fact, it’s kind of a deal breaker. Let me tell you why. You see, although I have lived the last 7 years in the “unknown,” God has lived the last 7 years in the known.
He hasn’t been sitting there wondering how this would all turn out. He hasn’t been playing catch-up on the curve-balls that life keeps throwing. In fact, He has gone before me in every single thing. Even the things I couldn’t have fathomed would happen. He has paved the way to something beautiful and every day I see it a little bit more. Now is not at all the time to give up.
But I hear that voice in your heart. The one that says you don’t have any strength left to keep going. Oh friend, I’ve been there, face planted in the carpet, soaked with tears that literally burned to the core of my heart. But God… has never let me give up.
I don’t know what you are facing at this exact moment, but I can promise you one thing. There is power and strength to overcome it (John 16:33). I don’t know where you will go from here or how God will get you there. But I do know that you can’t give up. And I know that the only way to keep from giving up is to drown yourself in the Word. So I’ve created a tool to help you.
Scripture For When You Feel Like Giving Up
Print out these cards for when you feel like giving up. Post them around your house. Put them in your purse. Stick one on the steering wheel of your car–whatever it takes to remember the promises that He has given you. If you aren’t struggling with this right now, just file them away for when you are. I know that in my life, these kinds of feelings can creep up even when I least expect them.
I would suggest printing these cards on cardstock as they will be more sturdy. The cards are set to print at 3.5 x 5 index card size, so you can put them in a box if desired. We have several more sets planned to help fill your box, too!
Just remember, even when you don’t have the words to pray, Scripture will speak for you. Read over these words and let God do the healing!
GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLES:
I pray that these free printables bless your family and help you to bless others this year. You can get the FREE printables by clicking on the image above. It will take you to the page where you can read more about the Free Scripture Cards set.