This is my card for SCRLLC14 #10 - a challenge using Songs and Scripture. You can find this one HERE. Ever feel just plain WORN out spiritually? Usually it comes gradually. Sort of sneaks up on you, but what recently happened to me was not gradual. It came suddenly and I was more than worn. I was wiped out.
Early this week I received an email from a friend that hurt to the core. I read it and was shocked, hurt and numb.
My first thought went to God because I was feeling helpless. I told Him "I can't handle this. I don't know what to say. I don't know what to do and I hurt. HELP.
I next forwarded the email to my husband for some wise advice and to make sure I had read it correctly. Then I just sat with God. When there IS nothing else you can do, it comes easier. To my shame, it's not always the first thing that I do.
Then God stepped in. I can't describe what happened except it was like a calm surge of positive power to do what was right. I listened and thoughts came of exactly what to say. I knew that my only choice was to forgive, and this is the hardest thing for me to do. My friend and I are communicating. It may be a bit uncomfortable for awhile, but I feel because of God's graciousness, I was able to forgive. I can NEVER do this on my own. I always want revenge and this wears you down.
The verse I picked was Ephesians 6:12. Our struggle is not against flesh & blood (people)...but against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. This verse helps me to remember that I should never be upset with the person who hurt me, but realize that there is another force trying to wear each of us down. God is always there to catch us if we fall and He is far more powerful.