What is the most powerful thing you can offer to someone in need? While you may not have the answers, you have access to the One who does.
“Release. Just release. You’ve done the work, now release it and let God handle the outcome. Just release.”
Those words of wisdom from a friend rained down from my head to my heart over the next 24 hours, the last 24 hours of my time at the beach with the Lord.
I had gone there for 3 days to get away, to get perspective, unsure of what I would hear, when she offered those words of unsolicited but very needed advice. She didn’t know the chaos that was pummeling me from every side like a summer hurricane. Her words were simple, yet profound, speaking into several areas of my life at once and confirming what God had already been saying.
In the hard times of life, the presence, the word, the encouragement of just one friend can make all the difference. What about when you don’t have that one?
Do you ever feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean, waiting for someone to throw you a life preserver? Have you been praying the same prayer and wondered why God hasn’t answered, or delivered you from your trial?
I’ve been there many times. And God has taught me many things as a result.
We are often face situations that when we look back on them, all was not as it seemed. I share a bit of my own story about trusting God despite what it seems.