This week was yet another reminder of how I can rely only on God.
I was feeling rather frustrated on Thursday night. I didn't manage to study on Thursday night. I wanted to, but ended up playing the guitar for about three hours straight. I was also kind of frustrated with a lot of other issues.
So I was kneeling by my bed, praying just before I slept. In my frustration I asked God what He was teaching me in this. I was asking Him, "Are you trying to teach me about trusting in you, Lord?"
And I just received this word from God. This understanding. It wasn't so much about trusting Him (I mean, yeah I should be, but that wasn't the main point). It was about joy.
With that, I remembered 1 Thessalonians 5:16. About being joyful always. I remembered having had a discussion with my Primary 6 kids on the difference between joy and happiness just last Sunday.
So I received God's joy and peace. And I felt so much better after deciding to be joyful. I can't fully explain this. But when I claim God's promises, all the worries of this world no longer have a hold on me. All uncertainties are no longer a bother and all frustrations can no longer hinder my joy. God is in charge. I'm so relieved to have God's joy and assurance in each and every situation.
Attended a Young Adults session last night. Had fun. I'm encouraged by the YA ministry in church.
This weekend was rather productive in terms of studying. I also managed to squeeze in some planning for the NS Book editing, and began to write some letters to my Primary 6s.