Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jesus, Help me have a joyful spirit!

Sometimes I find myself just grumpy for no reason. I am cruel to those that I love, I am cantankerous and hard to live with. I even can't stand to be myself at those times so I am not sure how my husband and kiddo can stand me.

The weirdest thing about these times is that I KNOW I am doing it, I know I am being difficult and grumpy and yet, I can't seem to snap myself out of it.

Again, I think it comes back to my own sinful nature. I need to learn to give this battle of the grouchies over to the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of me. I don't know why, after so many years as a Christian, I have such a hard time giving total control to God the Father and the Holy Spirit. It seems so simple in writing and saying it, but for some reason, in practice it is much harder.

The Bible Says,

Galatians 5:22-23
Walk by the Spirit

22 But a the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 1 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

So if the Holy Spirit is in me, I should try to at all times reflect the being that is the Holy Spirit. If I ask for help and self control, the Holy Spirit will grant it to me for it is he who dwells in me.

Grumpy toad.
Photo Via Flickr by belgianchocolate

Do you struggle with times where you just want to crawl out of your own skin because your mood is so bad? What do you do to get out of it?


  1. I try and take some time to myself. Reflecting alone helps most times, for me at least.

  2. When I find myself like that it's best if I just try to rest more. With my husband's new job I'm home alone with the dogs so they just ignore me when I get like that!



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