This photo was taken while on vacation years ago. We were going up Mt. Haleakala which is a dormant volcano on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Volcanos occur because deep inside the earth there is built up pressure that has to be released. Just like inside each of us in which there is all this built up frustration and anxiety.
Within the post “Higher Ground”, we noted that David didn’t respond well to his situational pressure. He feared that Saul would kill him so he felt he had to lie to others during his escape rather than having confidence in God for protection.
If you stand up to pressures with optimism and ask God to help, you will overcome them. Be freed from pessimism and read this poem to begin your day stepping ahead on the journey with confidence.
Deep inside the earth Is built up power Released by the volcanos That ultimately devour. Just like our past With frustration Building up inside With agitation. Causing us to react at times When our thinking Was in the wrong direction; Not having an inkling. Instead of thinking Of good going our way That builds momentum Throughout the day. Gaining an edge To staying on track instead As we go along the path And step ahead. Poem by Mark Shields – © 06-17-2021 Inspired by devotional “Praise Always”
Now here is the truth. “If you stand up to pressures with optimism and ask God to help, you will overcome them.”
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