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  • Writer's picturePastor Mark Farley

Rough Waters

When the going gets rough...

There are times when we are faced with a difficult decision or situation, it seems to be a part of being human. 

Perhaps you are healthier mentally and spiritually than me, but my initial gut reaction is to feel alone, isolate, and let my self-generated fears turn the difficult moment into a bad choice. Over the years I have learned to expect this reaction in me and to not act on it. I turn to prayer and invite the Holy Spirit to guide my words, actions, and choices. 

When I do, I no longer feel alone, defeated, or fearful. Sure I still have to walk through the situation but I no longer let it control me and my attitudes. I remind myself that God has me covered with His Spiritual Armor and I walk through it. Is God helping you through those rough patches? ... 

Check your experience. ... 

“What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God.” Big Book pg 28 

Lord remind our hearts and quiet our minds in times of difficulty that You are with us no matter what, AMEN. 

"When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!” Isaiah 43:2 

Have a blessed day y'all! 

How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible!

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