Welcome to Faith Connections Friday!
This week marks an important personal anniversary. It was 25 years ago that I was brought to my knees in humble surrender to the Lord due to a difficult season. I celebrate this date each year as a time of remembrance of what the Lord did in my life.
In short, I experienced a personal loss and chose to deal with it myself. I chose to be angry, selfish, and let everyone think I was okay. The reason: pride. I didn’t want to need anyone–I could handle it all by myself . . . or so I thought.
Eventually, the Lord brought an author’s writing to me, and He used her words to bring me to my knees in humble surrender. It came to the point that I had to surrender my selfishness and pride. I had to share what was happening. I needed Someone to help me.
Since that day, I have a keen sensitivity to pride, humility, brokenness, and surrender. When the subtle head of pride rises within me, I fall broken and pray. When someone is hurting, or when someone may be exercising pride or refusing to surrender, my heart breaks.
Maybe you have experienced something similar. Maybe you are struggling with difficult circumstances, hurt, or pain. It may not be anger, selfishness, or pride but something else. I do know that it helps to share with someone trustworthy. Focusing on praise, prayer, and God’s Word are essential.
I have so far to go, and I do not have all the answers. I do know, though, the One who is the answer—and His name is Jesus. He will heal and restore. The Lord is good all the time.
“He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3, NKJV)
Our Faith Connection: As we pursue excellence and connect our life to faith, if you are in a difficult season, may I ask you to please humbly surrender the situation to God and let Him heal you? This Easter season is perfect, as we recognize all He did for us. He will do wonders, miracles, for you. One song that is so beautiful is “Hungry (Falling on my Knees).”
Lord, I know there may be someone reading this who may be struggling. May I ask you to please draw them to You, and show them that You are the answer they seek? In Your name, Amen.