Jun 26 2013

Through

 

If you feel like you are stuck, here’s a gentle little nudge. 

I get while you’re stuck, maybe even numb, you're wishing right now you were curled up in a bawl in bed hiding from your circumstances. I don’t know about you, but avoiding issues has never solved them for me - neither has blaming God for them.

I admit to you there are days as a single parent, with my kids gone for their summer visitation with their Dad, that I want to hibernate until they come back. But, I can’t. I cry out to God to hold my hand. Some days I need Jesus to swoop in, pick me up, and carry me through it. Today is "carry me" day, and I am so thankful that He always says yes to that prayer.

God promises us that he doesn’t cause our problems to teach us a lesson. He doesn’t put us in the so-called “valley of the shadow of death”, nor does he leave us in it to wallow. His promise is that he will carry us THROUGH it! 

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4 

If you’re feeling stuck, numb, or like hibernating.  Here’s a little nudge to get up, take a baby step forward, and pray this:

Pick me up, Jesus, I am yours.  –Amen.

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