Need a little more peace and rest? Have you ever struggled with a case of the gottas? You know, I gotta do this; I gotta do that! Other voices whisper (or shout) trying to steal your peace: “You have to!” “There’s so much to be done!” “I’ll never catch up!”
How do you feel when loneliness surrounds you? We’ve all experienced times when it seems like a black cloud of loneliness descends, even if only for a short time. We may have even felt the pangs of loneliness as if we were invisible, even in a crowd of people.
Have you ever wished you could see and understand God’s perspective on life? Most of us want that daily. Unprecedented disasters appear on the rise, and mass shootings are no surprise. Fear builds mountains, and faith shrinks to pebbles. Questions without answers can leave us wounded and wanting, hurting for something more. Even the self-acclaimed optimist may admit the difficulty in making sense of life’s negative events.
The doctor calls. Bills increase. Finances decrease. Accidents happen. Answers hide. Worry enters. Stress abides. Do you need God’s help in any area of your life? Are emotional, physical, and spiritual flood waters rising out of control? Is God interested in your needs? Have you tried to solve those needs by yourself? How is that working out for you?
Hard to forgive? “I won’t forgive. And I won’t forget.” Like hot lava spewing from a live volcano, those confessions usually flow from a heart that’s been broken or crushed. Victims of violence, hatred, or even life’s accidental losses often have difficulty seeing beyond the hurt or the pain. Who can blame them? No one wants to walk in their shoes. And no one wants to make heartache their best friend.