Day 187: Vacuum (July 6)

Today, while running errands and thinking about all that needs to be done before we move, I began to feel like my breath was being sucked out and my chest felt tight.  Then I saw a giant vacuum, and it was sucking all the air out from around me and making me feel trapped.  Then God gave me the opportunity to take charge of that and stop allowing my circumstances to control my spirit.  Then I saw Peter stepping out of the boat to walk onto the water upon Jesus’ invitation.  God spoke, “This is a water walking opportunity, Lisa.  Will you stay focused as you step out, or will you become preoccupied with other things and lose focus on me and feel that you are drowning?”

It was intense.

God, I want to stay so intently focused on you that nothing else matters.  You are my God.  You and no other.  I trust in you and even if I am afraid and can’t see a way out, I will continue to move towards You.

Have you ever felt you are losing your breath?  Have you felt the vacuum of life sucking out all air in your space?  Friend, you do not have to be a slave to that.  You only need to find the victory and power to say, “Enough!”  And re-focus your eyes on Jesus.
He is and always will be the answer.

He will give you your breath back if you will purposefully focus yourself on Him.  Focus on the promise and keeping it right in front of you.  We have more trouble when we try to deny our stress or pretend nothing is wrong.  It’s best to just be honest, especially with yourself.

Today, I am struggling.  Today I feel overwhelmed.  But today is not forever.  I will survive and learn to thrive.  I will get through this time.  I will see the Lord’s promises for my life.  I have a future.  I know God loves me.

Today may be the struggle of the night, but the morning is coming!

Sing praise to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name.  For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime.  Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  Psalm 30:4-5

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!  May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!  Psalm 20:1

And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto Thee upon the waters.  And He said, Come.  And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying , Lord save me.  Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him.  “You of little faith,” He said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:28-31