“Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?”(C.S. Lewis).
Ever been looking forward to an exciting adventure, only to have it derailed at the last minute, due to an illness or injury which forced you to change your plans? What about working hard on your resume and job searching for months, only to be rejected time after time?
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we planned. Sometimes we have to completely rearrange our schedules, start over from scratch, or keep plugging away when we are bone-weary tired.
There are many reasons that happens. Sometimes God is trying to get our attention, nudging us gently to go in the right direction when we’ve veered off course. Sometimes we need to stay the course, developing perseverance instead of expecting instant gratification. Other times, we have done nothing wrong and it’s just the result of living in a sinful world, dealing with little annoyances that everyone faces from time to time.
I have found that after giving my worries over a particular situation to God, asking Him to show me His will for my life, I sometimes still feel sad. There is still sometimes that disappointment, hopelessness, and maybe even a little anger over my situation.
I’m going to be on the lookout for those in my life who might need a little extra encouragement. You never know, maybe if I offer a hug and a little brownie therapy, I might just be able to raise their spirits.
Who in your life might need a little extra encouragement lately? What can you do to help ease their burden and let them know you care?