Life is tough. Sometimes fear consumes us. It paralyzes us, and tells us that we can’t possibly conquer life’s curve balls. It makes us believe that we are not capable of dealing with whatever difficulty lies in front of us.
- I can’t be single. I’ll be lonely.
- I’m afraid of what they will think.
- I’m not pretty enough.
- What if I try and fail and look stupid.
- How will I live with this? My life is so different than I wanted it to be.
- I CAN’T DO THIS ANYMORE!
THOSE ARE LIES YA’LL.
That fear and all those excuses are Satan. Satan is the master of deception. He wants to drain every ounce of hope, and strength from your weak flesh. He wants to paralyze you so as to keep you from moving forward and spreading the light.
Well folks, if you think you can’t, you’re exactly right. You can’t conquer the storms of life. You can’t turn rain and clouds into sunshine. YOU CAN’T FIX IT. Not alone. You were not made to carry that burden by yourself.
Those dark nights full of gut wrenching pain or agony or self doubt were not meant to be spent alone. You aren’t supposed to pace the cold tile floors of that hospital biting your nails by yourself. You shouldn’t be sitting in a corner alone clinging to the hem of your sweater. God is in your corner friend. You weren’t meant to carry the weight of the world on your fragile human shoulders. Don’t take on that burden. We were created with a desire and empty spot in our hearts and souls. You were made with a void that can only be filled by our creator.
Don’t weigh yourself down. Don’t let Satan keep you from moving. Don’t let him rob you of God’s blessings. Don’t let him dull your light, the ultimate light that pushes out all darkness and shadows and hurt.
Life can most certainly break you. Its okay to be broken. Embrace it. Asking for help isn’t weak. That’s being STRONG. Look at pain in the face and say, “Nope not today Satan! Back on up.”
You are being broken down so you can be built back stronger. You are learning to love differently. To worship in a greater way. YOU ARE BEING CHANGED INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND NEW AND FIERCE. I can’t help but think about the wise words of Paul in the bible,
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
(2 Corinthians 12:10)
How wonderful would it be to take joy in our struggles? To think, “Hey this is a chance for God to make me better, wiser, stronger….new again.” It is a chance to feel the most perfect peace you have ever know. And that friends, is something to get excited about. How lucky are we that the creator of the universe desires to help carry the load? He wants so badly for you to say “God, I can’t. Not without you.” He wants to be your father AND your best friend.
Don’t sit in there alone. God is in your corner. You can’t save yourself from the brokenness. Only God can do that. Be bold. Be fierce. And let that light shine so bright that everyone around you will need sunglasses.