I don’t know about you, but I am sick. I am so very sick of the things that hold me down so that I don’t grow. I am so sick of placing my worth on everything but what God says about me. I am so sick of being weighed down by things I am not even suppose to be carrying.

This is what the LORD says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:5-8

I don’t want to be a person that doubts God when things get scary. I don’t want to be a person that feels like I have to dance around to get His attention. I don’t want to be a person that prays and yet feels like those prayers never reach His heart. I am over it. Seriously over it. I am no longer going to allow the enemy to come in and steal my joy.

I am going to be a tree that stays green. I will dig my roots deep down into the water of life. (but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. – John 4:14) I will be unmoved no matter what storm comes my way.

How can I state something like this so boldly? How can I be so arrogant? Well that is the thing, I can do nothing without Christ. I could never make these types of declarations apart from Christ. He has given me the tools that can change my life forever.

1. I have to remain in Him.

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:4-5

2. I have to trust in Him.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

3. I need to keep myself focused on Him alone.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3

There is no way for me to stay green and ever fruitful if I do not set my life with Christ at the center.

I cannot get mad at God for the yuck that keeps creeping in if I never spend time with Him. Soaking in His word. Spending time in worship. He will change me, but I have to be willing to give Him my time.

I cannot doubt God and then expect to feel full of life. I have to trust Him. I have to trust His word even when everything else tries to prove it is a lie. I have to stand against things that come against God’s Word.

I cannot expect to feel anything but disappointment, if all I ever do is complain about what I don’t have. What I can’t have. I will never find joy if all I do in my prayer time is give Him my list of the ways HE isn’t taking care of me or the people that I care about.

He is good, and greatly to be praised. Period!


Blessed is the man who TRUSTS in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

It is then and only then that:

— I will NOT fear when the heat comes.

— My leaves will remain healthy and green.

— I will NOT worry in times of drought

— I will NEVER FAIL to bear fruit.





About Allana Jane Guidry

I am: .... a child of MY KING .... sweet and kind .... filled with many flaws .... a mom of many (3 at home, 2 away, in-law to 1) .... extremely married .... Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant survivor .... finding True Beauty .... learning to fly
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2 Responses to I AM SO SICK OF IT!

  1. fvwoman says:

    YES, YES, YES… & AMEN!!!

  2. fvwoman says:

    Shared! So, so good and amen!

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