On this wind-chilled Sunday, this day of rest, I invite you to shift your focus from your pain to His presence. To Pause. To ask for help.
Sometimes, the only way to get back up is to grab someone’s hand that has been where you are. Maybe reach out and give a friend a call today? She just might say the right thing.
Proverbs 15:23- “Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!”
I am giving you permission to get up off the floor, to take care of you. One word from the right person could be just the push you need. Ask God who He has placed in your life for you to go to in moments of sadness.
Proverbs 27:17- “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
Asking for help is never easy but is always a good idea. Not one of us can do this life thing on our own. In fact, we are only made strong through the grace of Christ, not by our own striving.
2 Corinthians 12:9- But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
Working your fingers to the bone to live up to some expectation that you have put on yourself is never fruitful. In fact, it’s just plain draining. And you’re left wanting more…love, life, peace, etc…
But if you just acknowledge that your Father God knew what He was doing when He created you, that your pain doesn’t mean He isn’t good, that your sin is covered by His blood, and that He wants to fellowship with you, then your life becomes joy-filled even in the midst of suffering.
So, invite a friend over for tea. Go to church and be around the family that God has called you to. Ask for prayer. It’s all gonna be ok.
Proverbs 27:9- “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”