Hacking Life: Keep Fighting

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Keep Fighting

by Melodie Haas

Life is really tough no matter what time of year it is. Depression, high expectations, and anxiety surround Christmas. It also seems the Christmas season goes by really quickly and there is not any time to enjoy it?

My mom passed away on December 26, 2017. I didn’t realize until last night how sad I would become at Christmas time. I recently moved back to Oklahoma City to be in better weather. However, the moved also enabled me to be in a different location.

I heard a sermon about sharing your anger with God and telling Him how angry you are at Him. I did that earlier in November. I did feel some peace for a time being.

I knew from all my years being a Christian that Satan does not like us being at peace. Now I have a massive plumbing issue in my home and am dealing with that.

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I don’t understand everything, but I will continue to volunteer and trust in God. I wrote in another article do not be afraid to get angry at God—He knows. He will not be surprised with the verbiage or tone of voice.

I figured a way to get out of the debt in a few months, but it will be incredibly stressful during that time. I am super thankful that God allowed me to have an avenue where I can earn money while going to school.

But the criticism and not knowing each teacher’s grading manner stresses ME OUT! I don’t have to start classes until mid-January. I only need 6 classes to graduate but really taking 3 should help me get out of debt.

Here is the link to the sermon.

I do hope everyone can take a moment to sit with God for His Son’s birthday. He was a miracle birth. It is amazing that we are allowed to call Him Savior.

Merry Christmas!

About the Author

Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS. She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks. You can connect with her online at her blog or on Twitter. You can read Melodie’s “Hacking Life” on the 2nd Friday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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