On the way to work today I heard a song. Here’s what my brain was saying: “I LOVE THIS SONG! Let’s see it’s by uh, uh,uh. Crap! Who is it?!! Wait till the chorus comes around again…. There, it’s…her name starts with a C, yeah, no, maybe it was a B. Wait. I’ll go through the entire alphabet. A, no, B, no, C, no,…………….Z!” And then, at the end of the song, the friendly guy on the radio becomes my biggest enemy when he doesn’t tell me who sings it!!! That condition is called a brain fog (in our family we call it a brain fart). Poor short term memory? I don’t know, but you go around all day humming that song and asking everybody you know who sings it.
So think clearly and exercise self-control. 1 Peter 13
I’m not sure the Bible could help you with that problem. Well, I guess you could pray that God would just put that answer in your head! But one thing’s for sure, the Bible is all about clear thinking. Thinking clearly requires you to be calm and relaxed. People think clearly when they meditate, letting all else go and concentrating on one thing. Isn’t that praying? God promises throughout the Bible to help you in times of trouble when you can’t think clearly.
Panic can set in pretty quickly when anxiety and concern raise their cobra-like heads. That’s when you need to think clearly. God is close by, call out.
Here’s a song for you listen to…I’m always forgetting this singer’s name. Good luck remembering it the next time you hear this catchy tune.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” That’s an old saying that Kelly Clarkson has used to write a great song. In the chorus she says:
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,
Stand a little taller,
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter,
Footsteps even lighter,
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone.
You gotta love her fighting attitude. Her life’s not going to be over just because her guy left her. She’s going to move on and be stronger for it. But…it’s not always that way. It’s not always that easy. Sometimes, it’s complicated. How do you deal with life when you don’t feel like you can go on?
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31
It takes courage to face the trials and bad situations of the world. God realizes that courage may not come as readily as Kelly Clarkson’s. He can give you the strength to face life. It’s the ability to react, knowing that God has your back, that makes it possible. Hey, if you need it, God will take the lead, he’ll go on ahead of you! God is stronger than anything in this world.
If you go through a bad situation, I hope you’re the fighter Kelly Clarkson wrote about. But, if that’s just not you or it’s just not your day, God can cover you any which way you look. He will not fail or abandon you.
Check out Kelly singing her song here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Xn676-fLq7I