As I walked our daughter to class this morning and she told me her wonderful story, I kept pushing back these negative thoughts in my head of all the things I’m doing wrong. None of which I let out of me. But they lingered inside me like a dark cloud wanting me to just succumb to their heaviness and let them completely overshadow anything positive.
We got to the sign in table and as I looked at the small dry erase board that the teacher had set up I read…
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
And I began to repeat it in my head.
I put my daughters lunch bag away, gave her a great big hug and as I walked out of the room I started to feel that weight again. I immediately began to softly whisper the verse again out loud. I whispered the words over and over all the way to the car. And as I began to drive off I could feel this lightness in me.
I could feel God saving me in that moment from my own harsh thoughts and instead remind me that I am not alone. That He is greater than any problem or negativity I may be feeling. I just need to allow him in and let him remain there.