Monday, September 30, 2013

Need a New Direction?

I won't lie . . .I have a few someone's on my heart today. People in need of a new direction. Some of them know it and some of them don't. But I watch the struggles of each and know the pain they are in, even as they flounder, lash out, and lay blame.

Maybe that's you today. Maybe you are searching for a new direction, tired of the charade, tired of trying to figure things out on your own. Tired of being kicked back to the curb with every new step you take. Just. Tired.

I have a question...what makes you try something new? The promise of an easy fix? The lure of the unknown? The insatiable need to run away? Most of the time, and I speak from experience here, chasing after those kinds of changes only leads to a deeper hole, a darker place.

I've found my answer to the emptiness and it comes in one word: JESUS. He wasn't an easy fix, and sometimes I still fight the desire to just run, but then the words of Peter, a follower of Christ from the Bible come back to me:

"Lord, to whom will we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God. (John 6:68-69)"

I take a deep breath and remember that Jesus alone is the answer. I, too, have come to believe and to know that He is the Holy One of God. He alone is the Life Changer and Life Giver. He is the way, the truth, and the life. Anything the world offers pales in comparison to the peace and hope that are found in Christ.

Maybe you find yourself at the end of your rope. You are tired of the same old same old. Here's my advice: don't run away, unless it is in to the arms of Jesus. No one else's arms will suffice.

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