Have you noticed, how easy it is to give advice to others, while overlooking what you yourself might need guidance on?
Recommending a change of direction or lifestyle is easy to voice, it often is not so easy to do; for many reasons depending of who you are and what you are dealing with.
The world sadly, has many folk who make unrealistic and cruel demands on others; they are ensuring their own rewards and needs, while completely ignoring the difficulties and restrictions they impose upon others.
A saving-grace in complex situations, (if you believe in God) is to remember that you 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 us, even cause us to consider ‘giving-up’, but at those times, God’s people can seek the quiet of a God-filled heart; can forgive cruelties placed upon them, can pray for and receive a strength that is beyond the understanding of non-believers (in fact they will often ridicule our dependence upon a God that cannot be seen); we however, trust in His provision of peace, strength and comfort and seek His wise and kind counsel, whenever we are perplexed or troubled by life and humankind.
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 of our lives. We can become overwhelmed by the control that others have on our lives, so please help us to focus on You and trust in Your provision for our well-being, for our inner peace and our ever-growing faith. Amen
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