Hey, I could use a little help down here!

 

How are you doing? We have a LOT going on in our lives! Normally we would be celebrating graduations & planning summer vacations right about now, but not this year.  No, this year we’re busy with e-learning and trying to figure out when things will get back to “normal.” We’re “busy” with shelter in place and isolation.  We’re struggling with finances and worrying about the health of our family and friends. We’re scared. We could use a little help…

How’s your prayer life? If you’re like me, maybe you have been wondering how God is working in all of this COVID-19 stuff!  God what are you trying to tell me? What are you wanting me to do? Although we may want our lives to be cheerful and sunny, sometimes Jesus speaks to us through those “bumps in the road” that He allows us to experience in our lives. Wasn’t it only just a few weeks ago, when things were going ok?  We were all cruising along the road of life and then “bam” we hit this HUGE “pot hole” called COVID-19!  With this pandemic has come sickness, family troubles and financial hardships…
 
One reaction you could have would be to get angry!  You could just blame God or get upset, OR you could step back, take a deep breath and pray, “God what are you trying to say to me?”  The truth of God’s Word says, that “ALL things happen for our good.” (Romans 8:28).  However, we often struggle with this verse.  Why do the “bad” things have to happen in our life.  We don’t really understand why?
 
When you hit a “bump in the road” step back and ask God in prayer, “Jesus, what are you trying to say to me?”  Jesus promised to send us a helper, the Holy Spirit to help us in our weakness.  St. Paul writes, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26) You may not even know what to pray for but the Holy Spirit will guide you.  You may even want to invite a brother or sister in Christ to pray with you.  This may take time, but I believe that the Holy Spirit will guide you to what God’s plan for you will be.  

Our Good Shepherd Jesus is faithful.  He will guide you to the truth of His love ALL the time.  He will lead you through the valleys and will bring you to rest by the streams of His love.

How is Jesus working in your life?  Why don’t you ask Him? Jesus our Good Shepherd will show you the way!
 
Trusting in Jesus,
Pastor Maske 



Posted May 13, 2020

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