I have a fiercely independent streak in me. I have come to understand that this is more often a weakness than a strength because it is motivated by my pride. When I was facing a difficult challenge due to my divorce, I tended to focus only on what I could do to overcome it. I often struggled mightily. If only I would have reached out for help more often.
Even Jesus needed help carrying his cross. Remember that. When you are facing difficult challenges, reach out for help. First to Jesus with prayers of strength and courage, and then to those God has surrounded you with. Our communities are one way that God loves us. Allow Him to love you through others and you are sure to catch a glimpse of His loving face in the eyes and smiles of those He sent to help you.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:00:51.