The kids and your spouse have gotten on your last nerve. You have to go to school with, work with or see someone that is just going to ruin your day all over again. You have lost a love one. You do not have enough money to pay the bills. You have papers to write. You have a love one with terminal or chronic illness, or maybe you are the one that is sick. You are losing your home or have already lost it. You hate your job or you have lost it.
Remember the song you heard as a child, “everybody hates me, nobody loves me, guess I’ll go eat worms …”. Misery LOVES company, well usually anyway. Sometimes you just want to be left alone. No one has been down the road you are going down. Woe is you. (Remember the old HeeHaw song about right now? “Gloom despair, and agony on me whoooaa.”)
Are you laughing at yourself yet? Laughter is good. Sometimes we laugh just because we do not want to cry. Do you know that He felt all those feelings before you did? The Bible tells us that NOTHING touches us but that it first went through His hands. Everything that hurts you, that touches you, He feels it first. Everything that happens to you is HAPPENING to Christ. Did you catch that? HAPPENING, right then and there. We think of His suffering on the cross, dying for our sins. But, when we are hurting we forget He is hurting right along with us. Jesus wept when Lazarus died. He felt with Martha and Mary. He feels with you. It all passes through His hands long before it touches you.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
You are not alone. He knows, He cares. Tell Him how you feel, and feel how He feels with you. You have a Savior that will always be there to carry your load. Concern is okay, worry is not.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful,
and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also
provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”