Do you ever have days when you wake up feeling just "bugged"? Like, everything and anything bothers you and you can't help turning even positive experiences from your day into somewhat negative ones.
I don't know why we have these kinds of days, but I definitely can say that I've experienced them. The days when you can't help but doubt yourself - questioning who you are, your abilities, and feeling as if you're all alone and that nobody cares. Yikes.
But let me tell you something: this is a complete and utter LIE.
You matter. You have countless gifts and abilities and people DO care. However, sometimes as humans we tend to be just a little self-centered and egocentric, and don't do the best job at showing that we actually DO care about our friends and those around us. We think about ourselves and what makes US happy - instead of the other way around.
So here's a little reminder: the people in your life DO actually care, and even more importantly, God cares about and loves you at a level that is incomprehensible. He wants you - all of you, and He desires you to always come to Him in the bad (but also good!) moments.
On the days when I am feeling "bugged", I try to remember Isaiah 41:10.
It says, "Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Cast any negative emotions or thoughts you may be having on Him. He cares - He wants you to lay it all on Him. Surrender unto Him, and ultimately, He will give you the strength to push forward with whatever it is that you need to do.
currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota where she works remotely as a Policy and Communication Manager for the First Lady of North Dakota. Photography and writing are a passion that help her better appreciate the details of the world.