Friday, 9 October 2015

H - "HELP"


You know, sometimes a person just needs a little help, am I right?!

Lately an old sore (which I have discovered is not yet completely healed - far from it actually) has been festering and old hurts have been coming to the fore.  An event has kind of highlighted this hurt and has been keeping my mind busy with endless potential conversations in my head and "if this happens" or "when that happens" or "if they say or do this or that" and so it goes on and on and on...

And sometimes you just need to reach out for a little help.  Now I am fully convinced that reading God's word is the ultimate and best help available.  But even in His Word God says to seek good counsel....

Prov 24v6:  For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in an abundance of [wise] counsellors there is victory and safety.
and 
Prov 15v22:  Without consultation and wise advice, plans are frustrated, but with many counsellors they are established and succeed.

So yesterday, as I was mulling this problem over AGAIN a person came to mind.  This person is someone I have never met but she has been instrumental in my walk through this hurt.  She is direct, firm, and honest and loves the Lord vigorously!  I knew she would encourage me, advise me or give me the kick in the pants I needed.  

And I was right.  I vented a little and she came back with honesty and put into words what I couldn't.  Also in chatting with her online her words helped me realize that I am still healing, and so my wound can be aggravated and that I have choices.  And of those choices, none are wrong, its more about pacing my actions with my healing if that makes sense.  

Right now, I cannot deal with the people who hurt my family.  I can however, pray for them.  That is a good choice.  In talking to her I realized that when I do pray for them, they have less affect on me and my hurt dissipates... Thus God's healing starts taking effect and I know the time will come when I will see them, and hear from them, and I won't feel this hurt in me anymore.  I will only feel compassion for them.  I'm not quite there yet, but I am getting there...

I am so grateful to the Lord for this lovely woman.  I cannot wait for the day I get to meet her.  She rocks.  Her name is Jerri, and you will find her blog HERE.


My encouragement to you is twofold. Firstly, read the Word.  God directs and guides and sometimes it is in the obedience of reading His word that you start to change, or those around you start to change, or your circumstances change.  His word is alive and powerful.  

Secondly, God's word also directs us to get good counsel.  Do that!  But make sure you are seeking counsel from someone who loves God and who seeks to do His will.  Someone who will not take your hurts and jump all over them, but someone who with the Lord's guidance, will encourage and advise you wisely.  Check their advice against God's word as a double check (His word says so) and if their advice does not contradict God's word, go with it!

Psalm 119v105:  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

God bless
Tracy

#wisdom  - What is the Lord teaching me here about wisdom?

I believe the Lord is showing me that reaching out to someone for help is not only a good thing, but also biblical.  The thing though, is to seek the "right" help.  Choose who you seek out wisely.  Make sure it is someone who loves the Lord and whose advice is consistent with His Word.  




2 comments:

  1. Yes, God speaks in His Word, and through the words of others. Good counsel is a blessing, and wisdom is a treasure. So glad that I have people I can turn to when I'm hurting. None more than Jesus!

    GOD BLESS!

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