There are times in life when we become discouraged because of problems that
come our way and we feel isolated and think there is no one around that can
help. We must never believe the lie that we are alone in our troubles
because whether we realize it or not we have family and friends all around
us that are more than willing to hear our troubles and lend a helping hand
to lighten the burden that is in our life. (Psalm 142:4) (Job 2:11)
We must realize that the love that surrounds us is vast and we are to keep
in mind that there is help at every corner that we turn. Never think that
you are alone and that nobody cares about what you're going through because
even if you don't realize it right now, you are loved beyond comprehension
and are never alone in the trials that come your way. (Jeremiah 31:3)
I hope you are blessed and encouraged by today's message to see that you
are not alone in your problems, but there is always someone close to you
who is willing to make your burden a little lighter.
YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND
Often people say to me "You just won't understand." "You're way too old,"
or "Way too young," or "You are not a man."
I don't know why some people feel they suffer unique pain. As if they are
the only ones who've lost or ceased to gain. I don't know why they hide
their pain and clutch it ever tighter. It seems to me that all should
know - a burden shared gets lighter.
Why some folks even deign to think the pain that's in their heart, Is all
their own, to keep and hoard, they set themselves apart. They keep their
eyes from meeting mine lest I should see their hurt. And even if we stop
and speak their words are often curt.
The Bible says: 'Two' can withstand what overcomes just 'one'. And also
that - a 'Cord of Three' can scarcely be undone.
Besides, I know the ways of hurt - My heart's been crushed before. Friends
have betrayed - I've lost at love, Despair's knocked at my door.
And I Remember - Thoughts gone wild - And crying late at night. Not having
strength to care at all - Much less the strength to fight. But, someone
special came to me - And when my trials were told. I realized that with
their tears - They'd eased my heavy load.
And so, I learned - that Pain - like Love - Is bearable if shared. I don't
know what I would have done without that friend who cared.
My trials did not vanish fast - In fact the time was long. But sharing gave
me breathing space until I could grow strong enough to laugh again and even
start to smile - And though it seemed it could not help - It eased my pain
So, if you think that you can't share because I won't understand. At least
just give me half a chance to lend a helping hand. For I know that you're
hurting and I know a place to start. Perhaps if you could realize - Your
pain burns in my heart.
I know I cannot make your trials and troubles go away. But maybe I can help
a bit to get you through today. And maybe by tomorrow you won't need help
anymore. But if you should - Don't be ashamed - For that's what friends
And after all is said and done - The trials ceased - You're whole. Perhaps
you'll know just what to do to help another soul - Who's being crushed by
hurt and pain - be it woman or a man. And you won't have to hear them say
"You just won't understand."
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 30:2-5 "O LORD my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou hast healed me.
O LORD, Thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: Thou hast kept me
alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing unto the LORD, O ye
saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His Holiness. For
His anger endureth but a moment; in His favour is life: weeping may endure
for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning."
Romans 15:1-4 "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the
weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour
for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as
it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
Psalm 142:4-7 "I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man
that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried
unto Thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land
of the living. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me
from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of
prison, that I may praise Thy Name: the righteous shall compass me about;
for Thou shalt deal bountifully with me."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: I AM NOT ALONE
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Today's Selected Testimony: CARRIE'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony79.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry