From a Creighton Student's Perspective
February 5, 2012
1st Year Accelerated Nursing Program Student
When I find myself traversing through days and weeks (or at least what seems to be) of difficult and trying moments, I too often focus on “just getting through it.” By doing so, I quickly lose my ability to see the beauty around me, to see the many blessings that I still have, and even to recall the promises for the future that have been laid out in scripture by God. Instead of singing praises to the Lord, my voice becomes entrapped in a downward spiral of pessimism and victimization, my energies expended on trying to figure things out on my own instead of calling on my heavenly Father.
Instead of focusing on my own pain this week, I want to be more like David the Psalmist…I want to praise the Lord, for he is good and gracious. I want to remember that he heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their (my) wounds. I want to remember that the Lord is great, and that there is no limit to his wisdom.
My prayer would be that this is a week…month…year in which my praises will overpower my complaints and a time in which I would allow the power and wisdom of God to work in my life instead of hindering him by my attempts to be in control.
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