In the last few weeks there has been so much that has gone on. I don’t even know where to begin. So, I will start with this. Life is hard and being a Christian is hard. If you don’t believe me, try being one and holding your tongue when all you want to do is say something. Seriously, by nature, if you know me at all you know that being silent or not speaking my mind is not my strong suit. However, if you also truly know me you know that I hold my tongue much more than I would if I weren’t saved.

I am thankful for the life I have and for my Lord that saved me. I am thankful that if I do screw up and say something I shouldn’t that God is faithful and just and He will forgive my sin (I have to repent of course). I hate when I mess up though so hopefully as I get older in the Lord each year, God is helping to change me more

into the likeness of His wonderful son Jesus. Honestly, the last three weeks have been really hard with everything coming to head this past week. All I keep thinking and leaning on though is that God is faithful, God is faithful, God is faithful. Some things will happen in life that we can’t possibly change because let’s face it, we live in a fallen world and we can’t control everything and God, though we would like Him to, He will never impose Himself on us because He has given us a free will.

One thing I do know is this, I would never want to go back to the time in my life when I didn’t have God to lean on and turn to. I can remember that hopelessness and it is no way to live. The way I figure is that we will always have trials and tribulations in life because that’s just the way it is. However, we don’t have to go through those things alone. First, we have our wonderful Lord and Savior in which we can turn to. Second, we have a marvelous (though sometimes flawed) body of believers, our brothers and sisters in Christ that we can turn to. I am thankful for the brothers and sisters that God has put in my life over the years because we need each other when times are hard or when we just don’t understand what God is up to in our lives. If you have brothers and sisters in the Lord like I do, you are blessed. If you don’t then I pray that you will reach out and allow others into your life so that they can start loving on you and pouring into you. I know that there are people that read this around the world and if you are one of those people, please find a local body that will love on you and pour into you. Heck, if you need a friend and someone to pray with you, just reach out to me, I will be more than happy to pray with you.

I know that this is not one of my normal blogs but it is what I had on my heart today. Don’t go through stuff alone. Don’t allow the pressures and trials of this world to close in around you without turning to the Lord who can be your ever present help in time of need. If you need someone to talk to, reach out to a friend, if you don’t have a friend, reach out to me. Don’t go another day thinking that no one cares. God cares and I care and God is just waiting for you to turn to Him.