For the Discouraged
I want to sit down and write this masterpiece that you just won't stop reading.
To captivate you...to inspire you...I want to provide those life changing words that you will always remember.
That's who I always want to be: the person who can make the world smile.
I want to give hope to the weary.
I want to fix the broken.
I want to calm the storms.
I can't be all those things, because I'm just little old me.
I am the weary. I am the broken.
My hand is too weak to calm any storm--plus I am terrified of storms and once took shelter on a beautiful sunshiny day when the street cleaner drove by and sounded a little like a tornado siren.
The kids still get freaked out when the streets start looking a little dirty.
"Is the street cleaner coming again, Mommy?"
So my point is that none of us are actually capable of fixing each other, but what we are capable of doing---and without a doubt what we are called to do--is point each other to God, who is capable.
My best source of help to any of you is to humbly agree that alone I have no answers, but that I know the right place to go.
It reminds of me of when I was a receptionist at a bank.
"Can you help me figure out my statement?"
I used to get that a lot.
"Oh heavens no! I don't know anything about money! (They told me to quit saying that) but I can transfer you to someone who does."
So I would send them on to the right place with total confidence they were in the best hands.
I don't mean necessarily that we should just send our friends to God and move on, I just mean that God is where we need to be sending out our calls.
He is one with the answers, and I want to help you find those answers (and find them for myself too!)
I will search His word with you.
I will pray with you. I will pray for you.
I will cry with you. I will cry out for you.
I will hurt with you and for you too.
He hears, He sees, and He answers.