I am a drama queen. When things do not go the way that I want them too, I wine, bitch, and fuss. I will do it to anyone who will listen. Some people listen, and give some sympathy to my problems. Other people are mad because I am getting on their nerves, and hate to see me coming. But, how does God feels about my unnecessary burst of emotion? I have figured out that he is not pleased. The problem is that I have been doing this all my life, so this will be a hard habit to break. I have started addressing this attitude by researching my bible. Jesus was falsely persecuted. I did not find in the Bible where he said things like,” Why is this happening to me”, or “Pilot is treating me unfairly”. He did just the opposite. He stopped the disciples from fighting the guards. He politely told Pilot “You have no authority over me”, and he also asked God to forgive his persecutors. This reminds me that my problems are not that bad, so I need to stop being a drama queen. It also reminds me that his struggles saved us. The problems that I have in life are insignificant compared to what Jesus went through. I decided to look up some verse about struggles to help me defuse my selfish ways. This is what I found.
Ephesians 6:12 states for our struggle are not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. We need not to worry about our personal problems, but help others because then God’s light will shine.
Psalm 73: 3-5 states for I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.5 They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills. This means our problems are not that deep.
James 1:2-4 states count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. This verse reminds us that we learn from every experience in life.
Romans 8:28 states and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. No weapons formed against us will prosper because we are more than conquers in God.
I hope these verses help you also remember that nothing lasts forever. We also have to reminder that the sun is brightest after the storm.