It’s amazing how widely a woman’s mood can swing. Or maybe it’s just mine. Depending on the time of day, the state of my laundry pile, and a hundred other factors, I can run the entire gamut of human emotions in a single day. Why do we do this? And how can we rein it in? What can we do to keep our minds and moods from ping-ponging all over the map?
Well, I’m no expert, but here’s my two cents. First of all, I think it’s a combination of natural things and supernatural things. In the natural, there are so many pressures around us, especially us busy working moms. It helps to consciously focus on what needs to be done right now and what can wait, to prioritize my tasks, so to speak. This makes me able to focus more clearly on the task at hand. Then in the supernatural, I have the secret weapon, the Holy Spirit, the teacher, the comforter, the one who reminds me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and that I am more than a conqueror.
Some scriptures that have really helped me when I’m feeling my brain and emotions simultaneously squeezed are 2 Timothy 1:7 which says that God has given me a calm and well-balanced mind, and Isaiah 26:3 which says God will guard him and keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.
The world is crazy, we all know this. And the devil would like to make us all go crazy with it. But I refuse to allow him to mess with my head. When thoughts come to me, I have weapons in my arsenal to fight back. And I fight back until I win. I encourage you to dig into God’s Word and get a hold of these scriptures and others like it that bring peace. There are loads of them in there, precious promises that will help us find our way out of any mess we find ourselves in. And I have certainly found myself in plenty of them!
Today, I am at peace. I am grateful for the Word of God, I am grateful for my family, I am grateful for my amazing friends who love me and pray for me and cheer me on. I pray for those of you who are reading this, and I cheer you on. Whatever you’re facing, you can do it, hang in there, you are not alone.