Friday, June 27, 2008

Daily Digest #87

I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. —2 Corinthians 12:8

Sometimes, we get confused between depending on other people and on Him alone. I, personally, am having a hard time asking for help. I do try, but when my requests get ignored or rejected, I feel hurt and get really upset. I realize that when we are surrounded by friends and fellow believers, sometimes we unconsciously build these expectations, that these people would help and support us in a way that we think or believe is best. Different people have different personal concerns that we end up blaming each other for what we think are "shortcomings". When we seek sympathy and understanding from other people, we get frustrated when our needs are not met. But here's the good news. God is here! He may send angels in disguise to help us see and hear clearly, but the message is still the same. He's everybody's friend, and He loves each of us! He's been waiting for us to talk to Him and lift up our concerns. He's always ready to listen and give the help and support that we need, right within our hearts. From this dependence and trust, He will heal, purify and strengthen our hearts so that in His time, we will be made like His son, Jesus Christ.

For this, let us pray. May we keep building a closer relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ. May we believe that in His way and time, we will be like Jesus -- loving God above all else, and loving others as we love ourselves. Pray always.

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