Holidays, loss of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, financial problems, a major move, building a new home, or a family crisis can leave us worried or emotionally drained.
Earlier today, a woman talked to me about the death of her seventeen-year-old daughter. I grieved for her and her husband in the loss of their child at a tender age. Since I lost my only child, I could identify with that mother and her pain.
A friend shared recently about her diagnosis of breast cancer. As a fourteen-year breast cancer survivor, I recalled the days of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation and prayed for her.
A month ago, another woman told me she struggles with an upcoming divorce. She needs a job and worries about the children.
What about you? Are you in the midst of an illness, a loss, a major move, or a family crisis? How are you coping?
Will you turn to food, shopping, alcohol, prescription drugs, gambling, or another form of self-medication? Will you withdraw or give up?
Your heavenly Father loves you and longs to rebuild your life. Give him a chance.
Jeremiah 31:4: “I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt . . . Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the joyful.”
Dear God, taking up a tambourine and dancing again sound impossible. Please help me. Amen.
Application: What will you do this week to allow God to rebuild your life?
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega March 30, 2015