All the "shoulda", "coulda", "woulda's" swimming around my head can put me into a catatonic state at times.
So at these times I either take a pen and write (or in this case blog) or I scribble my thoughts in the realm of drawing or some other form of artisitic release. Then there are the times that I delve into one of mine and my friends favourite pass times of collaging (click on Kimber's name to check out her blog.)
This morning I scribbled this little guy (to the left) hiking up a mountain. I guess because that's how I am feeling.
No, in all honesty it is how I feel a lot of people in my life are feeling right now. The drawing is actually a card for my son Aaron who is in a sense is facing a mountain of challenges in his own life right now.
Some of the challenges that I know, my son, as well as others of my loved ones and friends are going through right now makes me feel like I'm going along for the ride.
In many ways I feel like the ruck sack (back pack) hanging on to them, in my heart. As they seem to be hiking up a vast mountain without any sign of the top in sight. When I hear their stories I feel like I am just going along for the ride. Hoping that I can offer a bit of refreshment or sustenance when called upon It is times like these when feelings of helplessness try to overwhelm me. As I seek to share their burdens "fulfilling the law of Christ" Galatians 6:2 Taking each one to the foot of the cross in intercession and travail. I pray that as I go along with them in their own personal hikes I can remind them that God never fails. That even if they feel like they are on some narrow ledge in peril of slipping off and plummeting to the bottom. He will be there to catch them should they fall. That in Truth (Jesus being the only TRUTH) their footsteps can be secure as they look to Him the author and finisher of their faith Hebrews 12:2 Not the ominous cliff side. I remind them as well as myself to keep looking ahead and refuse to dare to look down..
If perhaps you are the one on that ledge I urge you to look to The LIGHT (Jesus is the only true Light) and know that brighter days are up ahead for those who trust securely in God's love.
And believe me Our God is Love. He does care even about the little things. Or the not so little things that make us feel like we are being robbed of our very oxygen. Like the high altitude climber, ready to pass out.
I know you may be saying "well you can't talk you're not in my situation".
No maybe I'm not but I can say with all honesty that I have been there. And in a sense I still am.
Even now as I am writing these words I'm fighting back the urge to cry as I am bearing some heavy burdens of those who are closest to my heart.
But truly that is not the point I would like to make. Even though I may be able to empathize with you or someone else. Or to maybe even sympathize with you. More than that there is One Greater than my experience or your experience or anyone else's experiences.
Who not only was touched with the feelings of our troubles but He took them all and nailed them once and for all on a hideous cross so we don't have to bear them.
So please cast your cares on Him don't hold onto them and let the Lover of your soul and mine send you help from His sanctuary and rescue you from all your troubles Psalm 20:2.
Peace, Love, Hope and Intercession, Firedancer