Saturday, October 22, 2011

When I feel helpless, God is...

Letters are always awesome to get in the mail. There is just something about receiving something that they held and wrote just days before you get to open it. With my husband at boot camp I have a new found love for the United States Postal Service. Yes, I am having a love affair with the mail. I can't wait for it to arrive to see that little envelope addressed to me from my husband. It's what keeps me informed and close to him when I haven't heard his voice in over a month. So, I got a letter last week and he told me he's feeling really sick. Now my husband is not one to get sick and if he does he doesn't complain or even tell me about it unless he is really sick. I have only had to take care of him once since we have been married and once when we were dating. Needless to say I felt helpless with him so many miles away. Add in the fact that letters are coming way after the date they are written I was really feeling down. As a wife I want to be there for him when he is down and weak. Not knowing how sick he was or what was really going on made me feel as if there was nothing I could do. After about a week of sweating it out I got a letter from him telling me he is feeling a lot better. Only after reading that letter did I hear myself release the breath that I had been holding. Thinking back to the many times I have "held that breath" I searched God's Word and found 2 Corinthians 1:3, Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;. God will always be there to comfort me and any of His children in their time of need. This got me thinking about my own helplessness. Too often it's easy to just focus on what we can do on our own and when we can't do it on our own we feel helpless. It's at these times I think God wants us to depend on Him to fill in the blanks. We will never have all the answers to life's fill in the blank questions. If we rely on what we know then we will fail every time. I have learned through this experience if God can and wants to take my life's test for me why don't I let him? In this situation I thought, When I feel hopeless, God is____________. That was my fill in the blank lesson. This time I had a large selection of answers to pull from. When I am helpless God is my best friend, When I am helpless God is my advocate, When I am helpless God is my everything. You see you can put whatever adjective you need at that moment of need and as His child God will be there to see you through. Now that doesn't mean you won't feel the burden along the way, God takes us through some things to make us stronger, but he can fill that spot so you won't have to go it alone. So what will you fill your blank with? That's for you to decide. Right now, I'm just excited that I can say, When I am helpless, God is.... and boy does that do something for your spirit. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey you! Thanks for letting me view your blog! This post is just what I needed to hear! I have been struggling this week with Mike being gone and at times feeling helpless and alone, but God is always there to help us through these times...I just forget to ask for it sometimes! :)