To be read on the down days…
I’m sorry you’re feeling down today. Your energy is down, you ache, everything seems too much. Easily overwhelmed, feeling worthless, feeling that you’ll never write again, never speak again, never do all the things you’ve been told you have to do to have a ministry.
I’m here to tell you that you are mistaken. You will be able to write, study, speak to groups, have a wonderful ministry. I know this because I am you on a good day.
Good days are when you have at least a little energy, enough to write a little, to read and stay focused. You have good ideas for talks. You wonder about things, you ponder. You feel you can handle a talk now and then.
Great days are coming again to you, too. Those days you have energy to work on your ministry all day, you have great passion for your work. You see God everywhere! It’s exciting!
It’s okay to have down days. The up days are coming, maybe as soon as tomorrow. But while you’re feeling down, don’t berate yourself. Try to just rest and know that God is still working, you haven’t disappointed him. You will be okay.
Don’t beat yourself up. Please. When you have the energy, you will do it. If you have no energy, it’s time to rest. Don’t worry that you can’t focus to read or write. Don’t worry that you’re just staring at the TV. Don’t let the father of lies fill you with remorse and bitterness.
When you hold off the lies, the light shines through. Let it through. You will feel better shortly. Just rest in God. You can do it. I know you can.