“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
Mood swings. Constantly second guessing myself. Crying about the silliest thing, while the smallest thing irritates me. What is wrong with me? It must be the devil attacking me, so I find myself rebuking him and crying out to God to deliver me. Then I soon realize my problem is not spiritual. It’s natural. I begin to recall, well I did have a baby months ago. And yes, my sleep has been quite off lately. No wonder I feel so off and unlike myself.
The light bulb comes on and I realize nothing’s wrong with me; it’s my body that’s going through changes. Nothing’s wrong with my relationship with God. I’m still the same woman. Still called and anointed. Still appointed and all of those things. It’s my body that’s changing.
For any woman who is going through physical changes that we all experience as women—whether it be menopause, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, etc—I encourage you to become more knowledgeable about your body so that you don’t think something’s wrong with your spiritual walk with the LORD. The right information will give you peace of mind. A correct understanding will help you so that you don’t walk away from everything and everyone you love just because of how you feel. You are a daughter of the King, and He loves you even on your worst day.
Begin to educate yourself. The more you know about your body, the more you will be able to better handle the changes of life.
Prayer: Thank you, Father God, for helping me see that I’m ok. My body is changing, but I’m thankful you always remain the same. Help me to learn about my body and the different changes it is going through. Help me not trust in my emotions, but put my trust in you. Wrap your arms around me, LORD, when I feel off balanced. Reveal to me what my body needs. Show me how to go through these woman changes with your wisdom and grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.