My prayer….Here’s my heart served up for you. Take it Lord and do what you want with it.
So he gives me hurting and broken people.
How do I help the broken people? The alone people? The lost? Sometimes I feel so inadequate or I tell myself things like my job or my family come first. Families and jobs are important but that also depends on the circumstances of which thing is God sending me to do at the moment. Sometimes I wonder if I am a hypocrite? I wonder do I sometimes want from others what I can’t give of myself?
She was broken and felt so alone. She knew Jesus and she knew he was there yet today things were really messed up in her life. Things were spinning out of control and she was spiraling down the pit of despair and for some reason she just couldn’t feel him as close as he used to feel. She reached out to people, but they had things going on in their lives and they were too busy to notice and those who did notice her pain didn’t know what to do, so they just avoided what was staring them right in the face. Many knew she had Jesus and told themselves that she knew where to turn.
And the truth is Jesus IS…always here and he is where she needed to turn.
We tell ourselves that Jesus is always with them, and that we are not him and that they need to turn to him not us.
We may even say that to them ….
Because we tell them what we know. We may tell them they’re not alone that they always have Jesus but isn’t it our job to show Jesus to them? Who are his hands? Who is supposed to shine his light? Doesn’t he do his work through us?
We ask God to send us and yet when he puts someone right in front of us instead of being there we have other things to do. So many things are blocking the way… so we say we will pray.
We pray he will help them. We pray he will show them that they are not alone….
Could it be he sent us in answer to that prayer? Did we give back to God what he gave us to do?
Maybe we are supposed to be the one to show them the hope. To take the time and show them the love of God.
Here I am Lord send me….
And when you send me please help me to see.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8