Day 65: HELP

Lately, I’ve realized how much I need help in one way or another. I’ve also listened to a friend express her need of more help as she is growing older. I’ve been painfully independent for a long time now, and often times too proud to ask for help. But LIFE was not made for independent living. We need each other and we need to ask for help from time to time. Perhaps more often than we think. There are others who have more experience than we do, or have gone through similar things, or who have done extensive research in areas where we NEED HELP and we could only benefit from those things. Why not ask?

Jesus has gone through everything we could ever be troubled with. He is amazing! He knows every need  we have. He is our Provider.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
 though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 46: 1-3

May my heart and yours know that in every situation there is  and can ever be, Jesus goes before us and He is also with us. May we remember Him and cry out in our times of need. Jesus saves!!

 

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Day 35: f e a r AND t r e m b l i n g

What are you faced with today? What have the last few days been like for you? For me,  a whirlwind of emotions and challenges have lifted my feet off the ground.  Tossed and turned by the winds of confusion, doubt, judgement, un-forgiveness, guilt, shame and a host of other debilitating issues, fear settles in.  A crash landing is imminent!

Have you ever been in a place where you were sure you were about to crash and burn?

I brace myself for the fall. I am terrified. I do NOT want to go out like this. No. Surely there must be way to land GRACE-fully. A way to grab hold of a LIFE-line. It’s hard to see with such strong winds gusting about. My own strength kicks in, but it is unable to sustain me. It is too weak. It fails. I’m a goner as the last deadly gust is about to throw me down hard….WOOSH! Another wind lifts me up, holds me safe and close, and reminds me that I am terribly loved. There is a great and sorrowful exchange of my stuff for His before He sets me down again on solid ground. Fully loved. Completely forgiven. Totally accepted. NEW.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an EVER-PRESENT help in trouble.  Psalm 46:1

May your heart and mine grab on to the Hand of the only One who can save us. May we CRY OUT to Jesus in the midst of every storm. May we repent for the sin in our hearts as we examine them again and again. May we receive the love and forgiveness that Jesus freely offers.