It was a typical Monday or maybe it wasn’t. About midday, I started to feel crabbiness set in. It slowly increased over a couple of hours. I headed downstairs and declared to hubby that I was crabby. He asked my why. I said that I didn’t know why. I asked him if I had to have a reason, and he seemed to think so. I firmly believe I can be crabby for no reason, although it may have had something to do with hubby working on taxes. In any case, I have found my answer to crabbiness.
I have a short list of things that correct my crabbiness. Gratitude, nature and exercise are my top three. When necessary, I put all three together. This day, required a combo. The weather prevented me from going outside, so I headed to the elliptical machine. It was time for sweat, worship music and a view of the snow falling outside.
As I started out the song Rescue by Lauren Daigele was the first to play when I hit random on the playlist. These words rang out “I will send out an army to find you in the middle of the darkest night. It’s true, I will rescue you. That was followed by a series of Crowder songs and these words, “So let it rain, let it pour Lord, I need You more and more. Let it rain, rain down on me.” The songs and sweat lifted my spirit. By the time I was done, I was refocused and safe for my family to be around.
Thank God! Pray to him by name!
Tell everyone you meet what he has done!
Sing him songs, belt out hymns,
translate his wonders into music!
Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,
you who seek God. Live a happy life!
Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;
be alert for signs of his presence.
Remember the world of wonders he has made,
his miracles, and the verdicts he’s rendered—
7 He’s God, our God,
in charge of the whole earth.
And he remembers, remembers his Covenant—
for a thousand generations he’s been as good as his word. (Psalm 105 1-5, 7 MSG).
The real answer to crabbiness is Jesus. I have my favorite ways to connect with Him. They never fail to work. Some prefer quiet reflection and prayer. I need to move. The key is for each of us to find what works for us to move from the negative back to the positive.
What is your answer to crabbiness? How do you move from negative back to positive? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.