Life can be tough. Sometimes, days seem to run into each other while we’re asking what month is it? It’s as if we can’t see the forest for the trees. We wonder what is going on and why is life this way?
When life is draining you and you feel like you’re drowning, you’re not the only one…
Everyone goes through those days and weeks, but it may be at different times for each one. That’s when others come to our aid. That’s when having friends and family can be a life saver. When we are struggling, they may not be, so they can encourage us. They may can see what we can’t. Even if they are going through the struggle with you, you can still encourage one another. As much as we may want to withdraw sometimes, it’s not wise. It’s not how the Father intended on us to live.
Even after pain and hurt, we still can choose to trust.
A circle of friends and family is very important for us all to have. The Father doesn’t want us to do life alone. We work as a body and if one suffers, the whole body does. Of course, we have Him, but He wants us to have each other. Asking another believer for prayer or just talking with them about the situation can really help us to see the whole picture. Other times, even if they don’t have any advice, just to voice your feelings and thoughts, can relieve you. It may even help you to see it differently when you verbally talk about it.
Don’t shy away from true, honest friendships. When life is hard and challenging, reach out to those who show they love you. Don’t mind asking another for help in the trenches and be ready to offer help if called on. Life is hard, but it doesn’t have to be walked alone.
Father, thank You for community and people. It can be hard to go through trials alone. It can be challenging to stay encouraged if we never have anyone to lift us up. Help us not to block others out, but to seek their prayers and help. We want to be a good friend and trustworthy believer. Help us to be that to others when they need it. Strengthen the circle of friends and family we have to be there for one another. May we love as You did and be a light to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.