Some days are just tough. Yesterday was one of them. In the middle of this storm season I’m in, there are days when my head is above the water… and days I feel as though I’m 6 feet under the water. Yesterday was a “beneath the water” day…
I literally could not focus on anything, but was consumed by grief over a situation with another Christian who has been incredibly ugly – mutual friends (pastoral friends) offered to mediate in Christ, though seem to have a bent toward the other side already, leaving me feeling somewhat betrayed.
Satan knows just where to hit me when I’m weak – for me, it’s depression and despair – and I could not shake myself out of it. I reached out to a core group of friends with a desperate text saying simply, “I’m losing the battle today”.
Almost immediately, they all responded in love that they were praying for me and that God has my back. It wasn’t instantaneous, but within about an hour, I felt a peace come over me that allowed me to focus my attention where it needed to be focused to get my work done.
It is imperative to have people you can reach out to during a storm who will give you encouragement. There are times when you can be the encourager, and times when you need the encouragement. Pastor’s sermon on Sunday was about the fact that we are not here on Earth to do life alone – we have been placed here to be a bridge for one another.
… in that moment, when all we can focus on is writing a note before taking the bridge… we need people who can stand in the gap…
you need those people
I need those people
you can be that people
I can be that people
be blessed today, my friends,
the struggle is real – don’t go it alone
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