Show It, Don’t Always Say It

 
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Life isn’t easy. Struggles come. Families break apart. Lives are lost. Heartbreak lingers. Depression lurks. Laziness takes over. Words can’t describe our feelings when life takes a turn for the worse.

When God seems to have forgotten us we resort to confusion, brokenness, bitterness, disbelief, anger, and depression. But the key word in that last sentence is “seems”. Because God will never leave us.

Maybe you are in the middle of a situation (in your family, at your school or church or in a relationship) that is making you spiritually and physically weary. The last thing you want to hear is: Don’t worry! God will never forget you or leave you! He is in control. You don’t take those words to heart.

Maybe you are on the other side of this example. Your life is going great. God is with you, and you believe it. You are the one saying: Don’t worry! God will never forget you or leave you! He is in control! to the people who are weary. But it never seems to help.

Here’s a quote from one of my favorite audio dramas:

“It’s almost impossible to answer very hard questions about things like suffering when people are in the middle of it. It’s kind of like trying to explain the nature of water to someone who is drowning…When someone’s drowning or in pain, it’s better to help them and show them love rather than to talk a lot.” -Adventures In Odyssey

I love this quote because it’s so simple and easy to understand, yet it hits home. We need to physically care for and love on people while they are weary or depressed. Wrapping someone in a hug, or bringing their favorite meal can show someone God hasn’t left them.

Showing it is much much more powerful than just saying it.

Is there someone in your life who needs you to serve and love them?

Are you in the midst of a physical, mental, or spiritual struggle? Would you please comment so we can pray for you?

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