Thursday, July 29, 2010
You may have a child that is walking away from the faith that you hold so dear. You may struggle with addiction yourself...or have financial issues, or marriage difficulties...guess what? You are not alone. Some people spend so much of their life working to cover up the mess that they don't get to experience what it means to be desperate for Jesus. Lately, I have heard of Christians who have taken their own life rather than having to face the disappointment of others...Their fear of letting others find out that they were a mess overtook their lives and ultimately led to their death..That is a tragedy that all of us must share in if we don't allow others to see that we are just sinners saved by grace. So, I plead with you...don't be afraid to "get real." You could save some one's life. Because now, maybe some one who is hurting will not be afraid to come to you with their burdens. They may see you as someone who will not judge them but instead will extend a hand of grace that says--I have been there and I understand. Those of us sitting in Church afraid to share our struggles are not always the most approachable people--we must change that.
So, just so you know...I am a mess most of the time. I need a Savior to forgive my sins more than you can imagine. I except cheap substitutes for the real thing--Jesus Christ. I shock and disappoint myself when I run to food, friends, and the busy-ness of life instead of running to God when I am struggling. I am so thankful that I have a savior that can see through the rubble of my life and make something beautiful out of the ashes...some of the time...when I slow down enough to recognize that He is trying to get my attention and that He is trying to use me for His good.
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