TURN TO GOD (ft. why people can't always help)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I've found that the hard times I go through give me more to write about on here. The hard times are the times that I learn to lean more on God, and pursue and deeper relationship with Him.


But turning to God in the middle of a storm is not our natural response. Normally, we turn to a friend or family member. Maybe we turn to a drug or a bottle. Or perhaps we turn to alternative addictions or something that makes us forget about the problem.

There are so many different ways that we humans cope with the life we live. 

We've conditioned ourselves to lean on things and people who will never be able to sustain us. 

I'll be honest; I try to be a good friend, sister, girlfriend - but I can never be there for someone all the time. I can't always relate. I'm not always the best listener and I don't always give the best advice. 

I think that most of you would say the same. That you can't always be there for someone. 

Then why do we expect our friends, family members, etc. to always be there for us? Why do we think that they will always come through?

It's nice to have someone to talk to; it's nice when you have a friend who is able to be there for you when you're at your lowest. God didn't create us as islands. He knows we need community.

But a person can't take God's place in your life.

Because in the middle of my heartache I've learned something - God is the only One Who can be there for me. 

When I hit rock bottom I look around and ask: where are my friends? my family? my boyfriend? Sometimes they can be there for me, but not 100% of the time. 

That's why I have to turn to God. Because He's the only One Who can sustain me. He's the only One Who can pick me up every time I fall.

But only if we invite Him in and let Him help us where we are weak. Only if we develop a relationship with Him.
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8 comments:

  1. I was in a situation like that last night. My mind had gone done numb after agitatin, and then a giant finale of me not knowing how much longer I could live with a sister who is out of control, I was tired of it all. My best friend was busy and I knew she was the only human on this earth who would kind of get everything I was going through ( cause she is Bipolar also.) I ended up crying inn my pillow, feeling worse than I had in awhile and after i calmed down i threw my hands in the air and exclaimed " God please help me!" . God helped me deal with it all and calm down when I asked him. God is faithful! Even when I feel like giving up he still cares and don't want me to give up. Jesus is there when nobody else is.

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    1. That's so true Evan! Whenever we ask God for help, He is faithful to meet us where we are. I don't know where I would be without Him either. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  3. I needed this. Lately I have found myself drifting away from God. I haven't picked up my Bible in days and my prayer life has been minimal, like a chore I have to do to be a "good Christian."

    Well, I'm tired of being a "good Christian." I want to have undying faith and trust in Jesus, the one Who died for me to live. I want to put my full faith, my life, my everything, into God's hands, the One who created me.

    Quite honestly, I don't know why I'm writing this comment because to me, not having picked up my Bible in days is embarassing. It's bad. And maybe writing it out will help.

    Thank you for this post.

    I know I don't know you very well and I've only been following your blog for a little while, but trust me when I say your posts on faith inspire me. They speak to me and help me see that I need to work harder on my faith.

    Thank you for that. <3

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    1. I totally understand Ivie! I've been through seasons where I drift away from God, and sometimes He brings something in my life that forces me to turn back to Him. It's humbling and sometimes embarrassing to admit that we're not the "good Christian" we want to be, but that's often where God meets us; when we've admitted we need help.

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for reading my blog. I wouldn't be here without people like you <3

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  4. Thank you for writing this, Ashley, and for sharing your beautiful heart. <33

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