Someone dear to my heart is gone.
I asked God, “What could I have done?” What really happened? I wondered.
Something was wrong. When this person came to me, I sensed God wanted me simply to encourage and pray. I encouraged. I prayed. Then I looked into the eyes. Something was wrong. I prayed, wanted to help, but there was another that loathed the thought of us having a relationship.
So the one dear to my heart kept distance between us.
Still, I was there for answers and to help. It was understood that my love remained and was freely available at the one’s will. O how I loved those moments I was sought! It lightened my heart.
Still, we cannot help those who shut the door to us, because of opposing influences. All attempts to help under such circumstances are turned into something else. God is the only Answer, especially then.
The soul must submit to God and cooperate with Him. God will never force our choice. Prayer is the help we give. Prayer is the spiritual weapon of all wars that will bring victory.
Prayer is the means by which we give God authority to intervene in our lives, in our troubles, in all our circumstances. It is the key in ministering to the many we feed, clothe, give shelter, or visit souls whether sick, homeless, hungry, or in the prison of bondage to sin. Each soul’s choice is theirs alone.
It is the influence of error sown in the mind that reaps one to self-destruct in crisis.
Satan is able to speak to that soul. And that soul, exercising their God-given freewill choice to take his or her own life, does. Because error was so sown, they believed killing him- or herself was the only answer, instead of going to God, the Life Giver, the God of salvation.
O, if souls in such crises would receive the seeds of Truth, of Life planted!
I give to God again and again my pain, my sorrow. In return, God brings peace to heart and mind. Thus, I grieve not as the world grieves. (Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13.) God comforts me. He is the lifter up of my head (Psalm 3:3). I am at peace.
Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord.