Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Jesus Is All The World To Me"1 (Lyrics)
Do you remember that old math question about the frog in the well that worked his way up two feet on Tuesday and slid down one foot on Wednesday? Unfortunately, I did a frog and regressed somewhat. Perhaps you are doing the same thing, whether it is from grief or some other trauma of life.
On a recent weekend, I attended both a funeral and a fiftieth wedding anniversary. Not a great combination. Thankfully, I found myself surrounded by good friends and family at each occasion.
I saved my worst reactions for home. A loaf of bread and I had a heavy date. Two days later, I am still struggling to regain my healing spot, the one I thought I was at forever. There is nothing to do but to just keep walking forward into the pain, because if I don't, God can't get a grasp on it to soothe it with His grace.
Oh, but for the grace of God, what would ever we do?
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. (NKJV)
Prayer: Lord, meet us in our pain. Strengthen our hanging hands, our feeble knees. Help us to make straight paths for our feet so that what is lame should not be dislocated, but instead, be healed. Oh, with many thanks, we ask and pray expectantly, in Jesus' name. Amen.