For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hard times bring you to the point of wanting a closer walk with God usually, and when you are closer to God you will have more joy and peace. It is sad that it sometimes takes really tough times to bring us to the point of crawling up on His lap to draw close to Him and to have that really close relationship with Him! The really scary thing is that as women we often take our hurt and broken hearts and instead of turning to God we hold on and decide we will never be vulnerable in that area again. That sounds real
good at the time but when we build that wall we are really shutting ourselves in and then we are not open to the healing or the love and protection we need. God would love to have that close loving relationship with us on a daily basis, He wants to be our strength and protection. Why do we wait for tragedy to strike before we have the relationship we could have every day? It is so much easier to deal with every day life when we are close to Him than it is to do it on our own until it all goes haywire. I like to consider myself a “strong woman” but quite often I take that to an extreme because I somehow think that will prevent me from getting hurt. All it does is hurt me in the process because everything I am saying and doing is coming from a heart that fears hurting like that again. God never meant for us to do it all on our own, He may have allowed you to come to this place to lean on Him.
It’s time to give all of those broken hearts and walls we have built to God, just hand them over every morning until they fade into the past where they belong and allow Him to make us the “strong Godly women” He has called us to be! I would encourage you to look for Him in all you do and to really ask Him to give you a desire to be in your Bible. The easiest way to get that close relationship is to spend the time getting to know who He is! He really does want to bless you in even the littlest of ways, whether it is a beautiful sunset, great parking space, what ever it might be, He does enjoy spending time with you, so don’t shut Him out, absorb all that He wants to pour into you, then when you have a “time of need” you will have the confidence to go to Him and trust Him, knowing He understands and wants to be there for you!
Funny Quote for the day:
A woman taught the tiny tots in her Sunday school class to sing her favorite hymn, “Oh, the Consecrated Cross I Bear”. Then came the Sunday
morning when a concerned mother questioned the teacher about the songs she was teaching the children. Her child told her she’d learned to sing, “Oh,
the constipated, cross-eyed bear.”