Some days, it feels like it takes all your power just to get out of bed in the morning. Another Monday rolls around, and you groan at the alarm clock when it rings.
During most days we hit a dip in the road that might trip us up, but not enough to devastate us. Then something comes along that throws us into a dark canyon. We aren’t sure we can make it through. The death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, or a crippling illness can make life not seem worthwhile. These situations can do more than cause you pause, they can downright knock the wind of you.
However, we have to persevere. The best way to do that is with God’s help. He is always with us. Hebrews 4:16 reads, Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. His strength can get us through anything.
The past week, we’ve had terrible tragedies in this country. A four-year-old died when a car crashed into her daycare. There was a terrible accident in California when a large truck crossed the median and hit a bus killing ten people. And here in Jacksonville a semi smashed into a couple of vehicles, including a school bus, killing two.
We don’t know why God allows these things to occur. I like to think he needs some extra angels to help out in Heaven. No matter the reason, Jesus is there to go through such tragedies with you. He has never left your side.
Hold on to the Lord and His word. Remember you are never alone.
And for those who lost a loved one over the past week, I pray for your healing. At times like this, a kind word is nice, but prayer might be a better way to help someone through the situation. We all need to hold onto God’s word in order to get through. And falling down on your face to Him shows that you have faith He can heal you.
The Lord’s hand is readily available anytime you need to take hold of it. And His arms will engulf you with love. And resting in God might give you enough strength to start to climb out of that valley and back to the top of that mountain.