By: Jessica Huber
When our children cry out for us in the middle of the night, do we not come running to their rescue? If they are sick, do we not make them chicken noodle soup, give them snuggles and hold them? If they are sad do we not take that pain on, and comfort them? We Do! They are our precious children. We love them and when they hurt we hurt . We wouldn’t want them to go to a substitute. We wouldn’t want them to knock on a strangers door to find comfort, especially if we are right there ready and Willing to help. We wouldn’t want to sit back and watch them struggling while they try to put on their own bandaid….RIGHT?
Then why do we, as Adults try to put on our own bandages, Instead of crying out and asking our Heavenly Father for Help? He LOVES us, he doesn’t patch, he heals! He can take care of any need, hurt, fear, disappointment, sorrow, distress, or sadness. He does not enjoy sitting back and watching us struggle. He wants to swoop in, hold us, and feed us. He wants to pick us up, brush us off and give us guidance and the tools we need to succeed. All we have to do is Let Him! Say it, I need you Lord!
Oh, Give Thanks for his Grace. No matter what Crazy mess we find ourselves to be in. So many times we put ourselves smack in the middle of the problem, and still He is ready to pull us out.
20He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
From who’s destruction??
It was their own!
In Psalm 107:2-43 there are so many accounts were he delivered His people from one pretty big messes after another . We see a pattern of failure and then a cry. He swooped in and saved them. It reminds us over and over to Give thanks to The Lord! For He is always there, Ready and Willing for the Rescue. Although we fail, He is UNFAILING, where we lack faith, He is FAITHFUL . He could have said no, you keep messing up, I’m just done! How often do we mess up, how often do we continue in our unhealthy patterns? Same problem, same outcome!
Here is a little dividing factor, we have to be willing to say, HELP, I messed up, I’m lost, I’m tired, I hunger, I thirst! Cry Out!
Immanuel! JESUS Savior, Might One!
We have to know Where our Help Comes from!
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
Do not be fooled, satan is always there to give his idea of what help looks like.
he preys on the weak, and he is happy to throw an answer in our direction. We have way too many substitutes floating around, ready to fill that hurt. The temporary relief comes at a price. What’s your poison?
Alcohol, pills, overeating, shopping, gambling, isolation, busyness? Do you project your hurt onto the people you love? Get it out what a release!. temporarily relieved and a path left burning behind. When we rely on the temporary, pain and destruction become the hangover that lasts a little too long. All of these things are temporary and leave us with shame, regret, bitterness, depression, and self loathing.
They dissolve and after they have warn off, we are still left with the original pain and then some. Left with an empty whole that only ONE can Fill, One can complete, The One and only, can Satisfy!
Who will be wise to open his mouth and seek the Lord?
It’s not always a Quick Fix! But God is Eternal! Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever! He IS Enough!
When we Cry out to Him we receive more than a rescue, we receive freedom from the cycle! Leave it! There is A New Life In JESUS CHRIST! The old is gone, it has proven its purpose! Now Let It Go and let Him Show you Yours Purpose!
42The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
43Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the loving kindnesses of the LORD.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Where does your help come from?
Are you tired, do you desire to be filled? Are you sick of the hangover that won’t end?
Cry out To JESUS and Let Him Step in!
God Bless You In The New!