All of us have things that happen everyday that makes you afraid of seeming inadequate or weak, and maybe you are afraid of what will come next. Will you be asked to do something that is a little over your head and you aren’t that great a swimmer? There is one school of thought that says, “Fake it till you make it”, well that might work for something simple but there are things for which it wouldn’t work. What just came to my mind is the impossibility it would be for me to have to solve some great mathematical problem, no faking it there, right? I have always been totally transparent about things that have happened in my life but I don’t know what’s going on with you, so I just imagine that you are facing similar problems and need prayer, a listening ear or just someone that can really understand and empathize with your life situation. I can fully feel your sorrow if you have lost a loved one, been divorced, are a single parent, have been rejected by people you trusted for whatever reason, had times when you didn’t know how your next bill would be paid or been wakened in the middle of the night with nightmares so real you are on your feet without knowing how you got there, however there are many things you may be facing I have no knowledge of except hearing it from some of you. There are abusive spouses, both male and female, drug or alcohol addict partners or maybe you have the addiction problem yourself and many other things that I have never experienced, so where do you turn when you really need the friend that knows it all?
I have the answer to that, it is found in Hebrews 4: 14-16 “Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.”
An old hymn says it best, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief’s to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
You can make it, I’m sure of it!