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If you don’t think it’s that easy, you’re right. Usually it’s not. Being a little more realistic, you might have to work a bit to make things okay. But, I do know someone who can help you…and I know a good place to start. Start checking out the following book.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119
Amanda Beard is happily married and a proud mom, finally at peace after years of struggling at various times with depression, bulimia, drug abuse, and toxic relationships with famous men while feeling unworthy of the swimming success that made her an Olympic medalist at 14. She has recently published a memoir recounting her good times and bad times. It’s called In the Water They Can’t See You Cry.
Amanda kept her physical and emotional problems hidden behind a big smile. She didn’t confide in her family, her friends, or her coaches. At the first no one could help her because no one understood what was happening to her. She was silent about it.
Do you ever act like this? You have problems, but you don’t want people to know about them. You’re embarrassed to talk about them. Or, maybe your family was a loving family, but one that just didn’t deal with problems.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46
God doesn’t want us to have to live like that. He wants to help you with your problems. But, there a catch to his helping: You have to be willing to tell him about the problems and you have to be willing to accept his help. That help may come in many forms. It may be someone in your family offering their support; it may be a friend offering relief; it may be someone in your church providing your rescue. Wherever it comes from…you…have to accept it.
Asking for help is not weakness. Asking for help when you need it…is smart. Get better. Go on with your life. Perhaps, the day will come when you can pass it on.
Does your life ever go like this? Watch this video.
There are those times when you just lose control of your entire life. And, like the car in the video, you go into a slide and skid over the edge. But, it doesn’t stop there…you just keep going, your life turning over and over. Things flying off as you head downhill.
Yet…eventually, the being out-of-control does comes to a stop. This horrific wreck you saw was during a race, but it didn’t go on forever; there was an end to it. That’s true with life’s worst problems. That’s why counselors when talking with people who might be suicidal tell them: There’s always a way out. Always…a solution.
Right now. Walking in from stage left? That’s Jesus. Sometimes he can stop the slide before it happens. Other times he can lighten the blow as your life rolls over and over. But, every time, he can walk over to the wreck and offer you his hand to get out and start healing. And, if you allow him, he’ll continue to walk with you, lead you when things get rough, and show you how to put your life back in order. That’s who he is…that’s what he does.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11
Step on the brake. Slow down. Think about what’s been written here. Maybe you could do a little preventative maintenance on your life. Make wrecks less likely.