Correcting a disservice
I was convicted about a disservice I had done to all our readers. I talk so much about the anxiety and the strain but so little about the sustaining faith that gets us through it. That just can’t be. So over the next few Sundays I’m going to post something about what God is doing in us and through us, even in the midst of all this heart ache.
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He reminds me of the absolute truths of His Word. These truths are something I cling to like a shipwrecked man hangs onto a rock in the deep. And honestly, even in the times when my faith is rattled, I know that I can go back to Him, and He’ll grasp my hand and hold it firm.
So many young people read and follow this blog. Their stories are so difficult, so full of pain and affliction. I have nothing to offer really, besides the fact that they know that there are others on a similar path, but I wonder in the long run what benefit does that give? I see in their blogs the number one commonality is loneliness. Well I want to tell you that there is a God who doesn’t want you to be lonely. He is a Savior who said, I will never leave you alone, or forget about you. He says he never slumbers nor sleeps. He tells us that His arm isn’t so short that He can not reach you, wherever you are. And most of all, He longs to reason with you.. so that you can be as pure as clean, fallen snow. Could I take you to Him? Would you allow me to introduce you? May I join your weary and heavily burdened hand to His? It’s a choice you’ll never regret.
Therapy is wonderful. Medication definitely has it’s place. But these are all temporal, the only reach so far. All the therapists and psychologists and therapies and pyschopharmacuticals and alcohol and drugs and sex and cutting and starving and binging and whatever else you do to help with your pain will only reach you on a certain level; whether for good or for not so good. There is only once source of true help… of true relief. That’s why we say our God is a very present help in a time of trouble.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.”
~Jesus Christ, found in Matthew 18:28-29