The other day my friend was walking into my living room telling me a story. In the middle of her story, out of nowhere, I just burst into tears. I told her I wasn’t crying because of what she was saying, I apologized and quickly tried to compose myself to let her continue. She set her stuff down, sat next to me, and told me to talk to her. So, I did. I cried the ugly cry face and just spewed my heart with zero filter. I just had to get it out. Do you ever had times where you just want someone to listen. You know there is nothing anyone can say or do to make the situation better. However, just their listening ear is worth a thousand bucks? Well, that is exactly what I needed and exactly what this friend gave me. She sat, listened, and affirmed the weight of this burden I have been carrying.
The next few days my phone and email were blowing up with scriptures and prayers that she was speaking over my life. Her and James both have been pointing me to Jesus and encouraging me to spend more time in prayer. To take my burden to The Lord.
We need to remember that the Lord is our helper. I am the “fixer.” When I see a situation, I immediately go into fixing mode. So, when life throws you a curve ball and you can’t possibly fix it yourself- who do you turn to? Being a fixer is not a bad thing. God has gifted us all and the world needs fixers. But, when we forget who the author of completion is, nothing gets fixed.
I was praying and asking God to lift the weight, to bring clarity, to give me peace, and to guide my steps and decisions. While reading the Bible I fell upon Psalm 124:8
Our help is in the name of the Lord.
There will always be the Word to lean on. The Word will always help guide you through every season of life. I have leaned on scripture as teenager who was new in her faith, through the grieving of my brother’s death, through difficult times in ministry, and right now. I will never stop leaning on the Word of God. It so often speaks the words deep in my heart that I did not know how to speak myself.
The Word of God is our helper and to all the other “fixers” out there, this should bring peace knowing we are not fixing alone. The author of completion is alive and working in you and through you. I still am praying through the burden that I confided in a friend with. Whenever I start to feel sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, etc. I call on the name of the Lord for help. And, he is helping.
Has there been a time in your life where you were trying to fix the curve ball life through at you and you saw the Lord work on your behalf and do what you couldn’t?