Words to say.

I had a cute post two/thirds done.

It was a Halloween mask/Moses veil post about the challenge of spiritual transparency.

But I’m not sure that it would have been much help to my friend who is struggling with feeling like she’s getting nothing done. It would have felt like one more burden to her, one more reminder that she isn’t measuring up. this time in being transparent enough.

It’s hard to ask for help when it feels like asking would disclose the terrifying news that you need help.

The good news is that we need help. We can’t make it on our own. God does allow more that we can handle. And nothing in the Bible ever says anything different.

Sometimes that help is from each other. Sometimes that help is straight from God. Sometimes that help is a nap. Sometimes that help is an explanation. Sometimes help is learning that there is no explanation. Sometimes that help is a hug. Sometimes that help is acknowledgement that you are not the only one. Sometimes that help is acknowledgement that you are the only one. Sometimes help is silence. Sometimes help is time.

And sometimes help is having well-tested words to say.

I spread out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Answer me quickly, O Lord;
my spirit fails.

Do not hide your face from me
or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord,
for I hide myself in you.

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