Hey! I wanted to check in with you…thought you might need it.
How ya doing these days? Because things are tough right now. Know what I mean? You’re probably exhausted and I do mean E X H A U S T E D. I’m just guessing because I feel it too.
Maybe like me, you managed to put on some clean(ish) clothes and your plan again is to just keep the kids alive.
Maybe it’s taking every bit of your strength to step outside and get some sunshine.
Maybe you showered today and it’s all you can do.
Some days are for surviving and if the small stuff is all you‘ve got in you for today, that’s OKAY.
You know why? Because easy stuff is hard right now. The news is draining. The world feels like it’s crumbling. You’re overwhelmed. You’re worried. You’ve just been through something and are walking through something you’ve never been through before. You’re up against so many decisions in a time when there are NO GOOD CHOICES and you just -C A N N O T- do it today.
Come close, weary one. I SEE YOU and I need you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
- It all feels like too much.
- Surviving is all you can do.
- You can’t make one more decision.
Just do the next right thing.
- You realize that you can’t do this on your own.
- You don’t know where your strength for tomorrow will come from.
- You can’t handle the weight of it all for one more minute.
Just say, “Jesus”.
He’ll be there, walking beside you, offering the grace you need to make it through to tomorrow.
Helpful resources for tough times:
10 Ways To Fight Through Your Anxiety
21 Ways To Care For Yourself When You’re Depressed
What Have You Got To Lose, Anyway?
9 thoughts on “Do The Next Right Thing”
When I was going through a difficult time several years ago, my sister said to me, “Do the next thing.” It kept me going because when I accomplished something, I would gain energy to do the next thing. This is especially true when you are grieving.
Thanks for sharing that, Susan. Yes, sometimes this basic, simple practice of just focusing on the next step is all we can do and that’s okay. I agree with your point about grief. ❤️
Great word. Love the end, “Just say Jesus!!”❤Elizabeth Elliot’s motto was similar and came from an old poem that just said “When you don’t know what to do, do the next thing.” Her encouragement was to not grow weary of doing good but to keep serving the Lord!!
I love that, Arrica! Yes! Keep serving the Lord through it all. Thanks for sharing ❤️
There is power in the name of Jesus. I think we sometimes forget that. We get so caught up in what we are going through that we don’t call on the one who can fix it all. I’ve been guilty. Thanks for the reminder.
Amen! There sure is and I think we’ve all been guilty of forgetting at times ❤️ Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
When you’ve made some bad decisions and done the wrong thing then doing the next right thing can be a step toward healing.
That’s very true and a very good point! 💕