There is truly a time to cry, a time to pray, a time to let go…the scripture from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is so true. Each of us have gone through seasons in our lives that encompassed those moments. Sometimes those seasons may seem unbearable or longer than we would have preferred. Lifting each other up and encouraging one another is one way the load can be made a bit easier, while we’re waiting for that time to pass.
This morning someone touched my heart dearly. The gentleman walked up to me and asked how I was doing. I gave him my usual smile and said I was fine. He didn’t buy it. He told me he wasn’t getting my usual bubbly demeanor. I thought to myself, wow! I’ve only known this person a couple months, not talking outside of work and possibly a few conversations here and there about work, but he noticed a change and took the time to check on me. He proceeded to tell me he cared.
If you see a change in someone, or care about someone, then show them you care today. Just like the above picture, you may not know what’s going on in a person’s life, but a hug or a simple check in may do more good than you think. I firmly believe that just letting someone know you care can go a long way – it’s not about being their God, but allowing others to see God in you. We live in a world where people care more about themselves and money and acquiring the next new thing, but the lack of love is so apparent. Letting someone know you care can be just the boost they need to keep going, to help them cry out to God in prayer (the enemy wants to decrease your prayers), and not give up. This is a labor of love. Today someone else may need it, but tomorrow it may be you.
As you go about your day, don’t miss the opportunity to allow God to use you. Just because we did something last week, was a friend to someone yesterday, or because I sent out this message today, doesn’t excuse us to say: “I’ve done my good deed for the day/week.” As I was typing this, Matthew 9:37 came to mind: 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
I encourage you to open your Holy Bible and read Matthew 9:35-38 for yourself. There are still people who do not know Jesus Christ, the One who bore our sins on the cross (1 Peter 2:24), died and rose on the third day. He is at the right hand of the Father interceding for us (Romans 8:34). Jesus is our helper. We are not alone on Earth. We just have to keep the faith and remember He is with us, even during challenging times. My prayer is that you will trust Him through the trial, through the pain, through the heartache, and to the victory line. If you don’t know it already, I’m here to remind you:
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
Be encouraged and don’t lose hope, even when the situation seems hopeless. Remember all things are possible with God (Matthew 19:26).
If you don’t hear it from someone else today, I want you to know that I care about you. You have a purpose in this world. God loves us and has a plan for each of our lives. Have a blessed day.
If you are not saved, please visit my Salvation Prayer page. The promises I write about in this blog site can be for you too by accepting our heavenly Father’s free gift of salvation today. His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has already paid the price for us. Welcome Him into your heart today.
Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders