Who Is Your Source?
Who do you call on when life gets challenging? Who do you turn to when things get rough, and you feel like you just can't take anymore? A lot of times we rely on friends, family, our intimate relationships, or even co workers to be our sounding board. We all have that "go to" person that's the first person we call when things hit the fan. A friend of mine once text me and asked a simple request, "can you please pray for me?". I texted back of course, but as I looked at the time, I wondered what could have happened at that late hour that made her ask this of me. The next day I checked in to see how she was doing. She mentioned that she hadn't been feeling well, and she called a friend of hers to talk about her symptoms. By the time she got off the phone she had 3 different potential life threatening diagnoses, and definitely felt worse than she did before she called. I prayed for her the night that she texted me, and I prayed with her the following day when we spoke.
So I ask the question again, who do you call on when things get challenging? Who have you given permission to speak into your life? Our words matter, what we see matters, and what we hear matters. It takes wisdom to know who to call on, and when to call them. In Psalms 121: 1-3 King David says he looks to the hills, but questions where his help truly comes from. He goes on to acknowledge that the Lord God, the maker of heaven and earth is where his help comes from. The thing I love most about King David is his faithfulness to God. He was far from perfect, but he knew at the end of the day God was his source.
It's a blessing to have people we can call on to encourage us, support us, and pray for, and with us. Most importantly we have to know that our ultimate source is God. He won't leave us, or forsake us, and he'll never steer us wrong. Sometimes before we call that friend, we need to say a prayer, and call on God. Allow his peace, clarity, and strength to give us calm because that's what he promises to do.
Be Blessed & Be a Blessing!
Psalms 121: 1-3