Have you noticed how easy it is to give advice to others, while overlooking what you might need guidance on?
Recommending a change of direction or lifestyle in someone else’s world is easy but it is not so easy to do for ourselves.
The world has many well-intentioned folk. Some are not Godly and certainly not kind. They make unrealistic, even cruel demands on others, ensuring their own needs are met, while completely ignoring the difficulties and restrictions they impose upon others.
A saving grace in complex or dangerous situations, if you believe in the one true God, is to remember that you do have a ‘safe place to go’.
God lives in the hearts of all believers and no-one can take Him away from us. Life can be full of regulations and controls that burden and even cause us to consider ‘giving-up’, those times are when God’s people seek the quiet of a God-filled heart. They in turn receive a strength that is beyond the understanding of non-believers, many of whom will ridicule our dependence upon a God that cannot be seen.
Psalm 71:1 – I run to You, Lord, for protection. Don’t disappoint me. (CEV)
Prayer: Father God, let us always remember who is truly in charge. We can be overwhelmed by the control that others have on our lives. Help us to focus on You and trust in Your provision for our well-being and our inner peace. Lord help us to continue to grow in our faith. Amen
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