Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Change of Perspective

Over the past few weeks I have been dealing with some things. I have cried tears, been sad, and even wanted to give up. I knew that I had to deal with these particular issues or I would never be able to move on. I kept going trusting that God would bring me through. Things have been better this week, maybe because my focus has been else where, but I digress. A friend called me a few minutes ago in tears and going through something very similar to what I was a few weeks ago. She is broken. So am I. She feels hopeless. So did I. She is in pain. So am I. The thing that may be different is that I prayed for God to bring the healing. She didn't ask for the pain. But God can and will heal us both--in His time. It is amazing how much perspective can change when you are praying with a friend over their pain. This very moment (as I type) she sent me a message that said she opened her bible and read this: John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." Those are beautiful words Jesus spoke to his disciples, and he spoke them to my beautiful friend tonight. I am so thankful that I was his vessel to help someone in need.  


OceanDreams said...

Thank you for this post, I needed to read that encouraging verse! So very often I have wanted to give up, but God too has kept me going and each hope for a new tomorrow. I pray that you find joy in your current situation and I hope your friend is feeling better too!

angie on maui said...

Hi there,
First time commenter! Your post really moved me...what an incredibly inspiring verse!