Oh, thank God—he’s so good! His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.
It’s so easy to get real comfy about your faith and forget that others out there struggle.
I mean it’s so common with we Christian folks. Everybody with the warm smile, trying to act the script of everything is fine and dandy when they’re actually really sad and sometimes even mad at God. Yeah, I said it. Some of y’all put together folks are simmering on the inside.
That’s why it’s so important to tell how God has been good to you, share how he’s come through for you. It’s so important to tell how he healed you, how he helped you get over the bitterness and the rage.
By doing this, you may be giving others a precious gift. Cause Papa said to comfort others with the measure we’ve been comforted.
Someone close to you just needs to know about how Papa has been rock solid in the big things and even in the little seemingly insignificant things. Cause that’s who Papa is. He cares and is interested in every detail of our lives; the big and the small, the beautiful and the really ugly aspects of our lives.
A few months ago I was walking down the street from church. It was a Sunday evening. That day as day gave way to night, I battled depression. I was so angry and sad about my life. Things weren’t working out like I planned.
I was on the highway and I really considered jumping down. Just jumping down and ending it all. It felt like the perfect escape from the joke my life had become. I couldn’t find God anywhere I looked. I couldn’t hear him. I was just so tired.
Two things stopped me that night. One was the fear of judgement. Where would I end up if I took my own life? My life on earth felt like paradise compared to an eternity in hell. Second things was the ledge wasn’t so high. What if I jumped down and didn’t die but ended up with a broken spine, paralyzed? That would be making a bad situation worse.
So I walked all the way home all the while crying out to God.
I got home and two hours later my friend called me. She said I had been on her mind and she had to reach out to be sure I was doing okay. I told her I was sick to death of my life and we talked some.
After the call I felt so much lighter. No, she didn’t do anything to change my situation. It was actually still the same. However I recognized that Papa used her to reach out to me. He needed me to understand that He loves me and is in control of my life. No matter how terrible the situation, He is the God that is able to grow fragrant flowers of hope from the ashes of loss…
And everyday he shows me that He’s got me and even more, He’s crazy about me.
He loves you too. And He’s crazy about you!
And Encourage Someone Today As Well!
Y’all need to shout it so they know there’s a Father who will go the entire journey with us if we’re willing to walk with Him as He longs to walk with us.