2.15.2016

The Struggle is Real

I am not usually the person who spreads their woes on Facebook, Instagram, or blog. Tonight may be the exception but I will refrain from letting emotions get the best of me.

We are all facing trials. Whether you are 16 years old and tempted to cut your hair, 18 years old and thinking about leaving the church since you are technically an 'adult', 21 years old and being pressured to drink, or 24 years old and struggling with hurt and depression.

The struggle is REAL!

The truth is, we are all at different points in our walk with God and, believe it or not, the trials are ALL God-ordained. They have been put in our life specifically for us and to make us more like Christ. The struggles you are facing are a test of your faith and love for God, but they are also there so you can learn from your mistakes and help others when they go through the same trial.

Honey, if you are dealing with hurt, I could quote scripture after scripture giving you encouragement and to cast your cares on God, and to forgive you neighbor 70 times 7 each day! Friend, if you are struggling to live for God, let's talk and get fired up again! Let's pray together.

I cannot emphasize this enough, but we cannot do it on our own.  I need my family. I need my friends. I need the church. I need their love, encouragement, and fire! The Bible says that I need someone to be there for me...

Ecclesiastes 4:10
"For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."

As you go through life, through your trials, don't pull back from people who care about you and don't forget this is all happening for a reason. Take a step back and see what God sees. Take a look at the big picture and pray for revelation.

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