today is a “going through the motions” kinda day. whether it’s a lingering result of the time change or the fact that some areas of life can just be so hard sometimes… the way to get through it remains the same: stand firm in Christ, the only Redeemer! read and re-read encouraging words from the Word and believe this too shall pass! know with confidence He will be with me every step and work out in me all He deems relevant! and pray, even if the only words that can be mustered are please help!
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:6-9 NIV)