Have you ever wanted to run away? Or, hide yourself from your friends and even from God? Me too. But what I learned is that is the wrong question. The better question is to ask: Who are you running to? Even Hagar in the Bible tried to run away into the wilderness but she wasn’t able to run away from God. He met her right where she was.
When the load is too big to handle, do you try to carry it anyway, until you breakdown under the weight of it? You don’t have to carry that load and be the strong one for yourself or for others. Give that burden to God. He wants to be your strength. Read more for 3 scriptures to stand on when you feel as if the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders.
Nan Jones and I talk about how to maintain our hope when we feel abandoned by God. During those times when we feel alone, we so desperately need evidence of God’s abiding presence. So often when we are in the valley, going through difficult times, it’s easy to feel like God has abandoned us. That’s when we need to pray God will open our eyes so that we can see Him despite our circumstances.
Our words are powerful. The words we speak over our loved ones can build them up or tear them down. A neuropsychologist shares what not to say to someone with depression, anxiety or some other mental illness.
Are you feeling alone or lonely today? At some point in our lives, everyone will feel alone or experience loneliness. How often do we just need God’s assurance, as our Good Father, that He is there, and that we are not alone? Read more and dwell on Bible verses when you feel alone. Allow God to reinforce this truth: we are never alone. God is always with us.