|Amen! (photo credit: Flickr!)|
Although it's rarely like this, I snapped out of the mood quickly with a prayer of thanks to God. He is the one who defines us. He not only loves us, but he sees his children's faithfulness and rewards them. He also sees us as beautiful-- amazing even-- because he crafted every inch of who we are, and despite every inch of who we are. So, yesterday morning I cried out to him. I told him how insignificant I felt in this world. I told him how A.) going off to college and B.) getting injured and having to miss the season, have made it seem as if I've fallen off the face of the planet for everyone I respect, love, and seek to impress.
Often, my focus is on getting things done so then I can relax and have peace. God should be our focus. He is the one whose input on us really matters. The good thing is: his input is always constant love. No matter how insignificant you feel, he thinks you are incredibly valuable and infinitely the love of his heart. How then can you worry about what might happen at school, or at work, or with a career? There are so many other things to look at and be thankful for (RELATED: What I'm Grateful for on September 2).
God is good all the time. Sometimes it takes a little breakdown, or a little frustration to bring me back to that realization. Not only is He good though; he is also ever forgiving and gracious. Run back into his arms today and forget all the things the world says to you and about you. He wants to keep you in perfect peace-- peace that doesn't fade in the storms or the waves of life. That is how awesome our God is!