Blogs to Bolster the Broken
No matter your situation, when you shift your focus to God, you give Him control. In turn, He imparts His peace to soothe and comfort. His strength lifts you and His wisdom is available to guide your steps. Look to Him.
I awoke one night recently and immediately sought the Lord. My heart was troubled and I wondered if He might use me to make some difference. In my communion with Him I asked, “How can I help?” His response was clear as he assured me to simply rest in Him.
It’s a tough walk here on earth. Whose example can we follow to have peace and joy in life? Jesus was a figure that stood out, drew a crowd, and yet embodied an element of humble peace. He didn’t seem to seek attention, it just came to Him. Even in tragedy, He remained outwardly calm. If there ever was someone we should be like, it’s Him. Let’s walk like Jesus!
God had reached out and purposely laid a lost valuable in Walter’s hands. In turn, he reached out to God, hungry for more and was led in a new way, into relationship, into forgiveness and mercy.
Is the successful life we’ve been chasing after all along elusive? From failure to tragedy and all the difficulties in between, so many things discourage us. If only we could know the right steps. There’s a simplicity to this that’s just as mysterious. We can let God in to live through us. Allow Him to do the work, create the vision unique to each of us, and fulfill it.
Life’s ups and downs can be challenging. It’s good, and then it’s bad. We lose, and then we gain. Security is achieved, and then becomes unclear. We love and laugh, and we get hurt and cry. This is a sampling of the difficult earthly life we walk. There seems to be no surety, no steady journey upward toward a concrete goal, at least not by what’s seen.
The news is filled with it. It’s all over the world. People are turning on one another as seeds of suspicion are sown. When they take root, some turn that suspicion toward those close to them and others are overwhelmed with worry for those they love. In either case, it’s harmful and not necessary.