This week has been really tough for me for a sundry of different reasons. My personal, professional, spiritual and family life have all been attacked by satan.
My wife knows my struggles and we talk, but sometimes I need to bounce ideas off other people. As I have went through getting over the trials I have had the thought – where do I turn for help? Who do I look to? What helps me feel better and see clearer?
Through this week’s experiences I had a chance to step back and look at my situation and judge how I reacted.
So it all came together last night at church. Our Wednesday night services are a help to me in a lot of ways, so I know I needed to be there – that was my first right turn.
While I was setting there by myself listening to the sermon I could not help my mind wondering back to my own situation. What do I need to do to make things right? Who can I talk to? Should I get in my vehicle and drive till I have an answer? What would I listen to – something to excite me or sooth me?
Then a question really stopped me. When the service is over – do I bolt out the side door or talk with my church family?
To bolt out the side door I would avoid any questions, showing my current emotions or having to act like nothing was wrong.
If I chose to talk to friends I would surely show my emotions and have to answer questions.
Where do I turn?
Well, I chose to turn in and talk to my friends and church family. And it was a wise decision.
I did put on my “happy” face and talk, but soon I was caught up in hearing about others that I forgot about my problems. We made plans for the coming week and talked of blessings that God has showered us with.
I wound up practicing with the praise team and was blessed by my time there!
As the night wound down and the next morning came I realized that I was leaning into God’s word and worship music. And you know what? I was feeling better!
The problems didn’t go away, but the became less amplified because I chose to turn to God and His blessings instead of giving satan another battle win.
Psalms 121:1 says
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;From where shall my help come?My help comes from the Lord,Who made heaven and earth.