I have been hurt so many times in my life in so many ways. People will come and go and when I think I have a good set of support systems in my life, things get shaken up again. People that I never thought would choose to walk away, are walking away.
When I look at other peoples circumstances, my life is extremely blessed, and I shouldn’t feel neglected as a grown child of God. But I am human and there are times my flesh wants to rise up and battle what I know to be truth. The truth is I am loved! The truth is there are seasons for everything and everyone. The truth is God is my all. The truth is when I am tense and holding my breath it is then that I need to let it all out and breathe!
In the seasons of feeling like my very breath has been taken away from me with a new and harsh blow from the reality of life, I need to remember to breathe in the breath of LIFE.
So many times the human has failed me again and again. I hold people up to a standard that I set for myself and if I see them walking away when I never would, I want to grab on to their ankles and scream “WAIT YOU CAN’T DO THIS!” But it is not my place to do so.
We all have a will that we may choose to follow even if it does not line up with what God intends for our lives. If I see someone running head on into traffic and I am blocked from grasping them, I am going to say something, but if they choose to run for it anyway there is nothing I can do to stop it.
It is times when I feel helpless that I need to remember, God has all things under control in my life. If I am left hurting, He will heal me. If I am alone, He will comfort me. If my world around me appears to be crumbling, He will hold me up. I just need to stop and breathe in His breath of life. Take a moment and remember He is God of all seen and unseen things.
Challenge this day my friends: Take a moment in the craziness and the hurt to just stop, pause and breathe Him in.
The spirit of God has made me, and the breathe of the almighty gives me life.
(New American Standard Bible)