“I know It’s Not Easy Being You”
I know it’s not easy being you…
Yes, you’ve shed one tear to many, spent nights awake searching for peace and contentment. You’ve treated others with love only to find yourself depleted from lack of receiving the same. Yes, you’ve done the best you could raising that family. You’ve worked hard on your job yet you’re still being held in a position that does not allow you to expand, grow and demonstrate all your skills and abilities. Yes, I know you’ve suffered the loss of close relatives all within close proximity to one another.
I know it’s simply not easy being you…
I know you’re still struggling with your identity as a faith filled believer, maybe you still feel the resistance of depression clinging to you though you’ve rebuked it and been set free a time or two before. You may be challenged in your marriage and other relationships. You have forgiven him, her and them far too many times yet they still bring hurt and pain to the doorway of your heart. You’ve been chasing after the heart of God waiting for him in what you believe is a patient manner. You seek God, desiring a closer walk, only to fall short to the lust of the flesh, or by using those words you know tear others down and maybe even being impatient in waiting on God’s will to be done.
I KNOW it’s not easy being you…
And yes, I know you’ve been waiting on an answer, waiting for God to heal you as you watch others come out with a clean bill of health. You’ve struggled with the why you have not been set free, delivered or healed…Well let me remind you of this one thing, you ARE the elect of the Lord. God has not forgotten you. Continue pressing forward.
May Colossians 3:12-17 stand as a reminder; that you are the elect of God -- You are Holy and beloved! So continue putting on the tender mercies of God, sharing in kindness with humility and meekness – continuing through longsuffering, remembering not only God’s promises of tomorrow but knowing that He has set you free before YESTERDAY and days past. God has delivered you before. God has healed you before (even if it was just a simple headache or cold). Be patient. Continue loving, even those who persecute and wrongfully judge. Keep forgiving those who hurt you. Let the peace of God rule in your heart and be thankful in and through all things. Let your light grow, demonstrate the wisdom of God by what you say and do, continuing as an example in the earth and do all these things in the name of the Lord knowing He is your strength, your help, your redeemer and it is HE who eases every burden, big and small – Have faith and do NOT quit being you…although I know, it’s not easy being you.
O LORD, MY GOD, MAKER OF ALL THINGS, GIVER OF LIFE, FREER OF SOULS, LOOSE THE CONTENTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE THAT THESE, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, YOUR CHILDREN MAY KNOW YOUR LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS. GRANT US A PEACE, SUSTAIN US AND HEAL WITH YOUR MIGHTY POWERFUL HAND AS ONLY YOU CAN. LET US NOT GROW WEARY IN WELL DOING. REMIND US WITH EVERY BREATH WE BREATHE THAT YOU ARE NEAR. GROW US IN OUR FAITH AND IN LOVE. HELP US TO FORGIVE JUST AS YOU HAVE FORGIVEN. SHOW US OUR WORTH IN YOU. LORD, REMOVE FEARS, DOUBTS AND ANY UNREST IN OUR SOULS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DOWN IN OUR LIVES. LORD I ASK THAT YOU NOT REMOVE YOURSELF FROM US FOR WE NEED YOU MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. THANK YOU FORNEW MERCIES, IT IS IN YOUR HOLY, RIGHTEOUS AND PRECIOUS NAME I PRAY IN FAITH AND LOVE, AMEN