There are times in our lives when we feel like everything is falling apart.
Our back is against the wall and there is no way out.
We do our best, we know when we are weak that he is strong, and we trust that the Lord is faithful.
But that doesn't make the trials go away.
That doesn't make the fear disappear.
And it definitely doesn't make it any easier.
We choose to believe, we choose joy, we choose comfort in knowing that God is still in control....but some days it's hard to do any of those things. Some days it's hard to have faith in the things unseen.
On those days it is SO nice to have friends in your life…kind of like Moses needed Aaron and Hur.
Moses' strength grew weary, but he was blessed with Aaron and Hur who held up his arms, so that his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. -Exodus 17:12.
Do you understand what that means?
Moses had a job to do.
God called him to lead their people out of bondage…but he couldn’t do it alone.
As a wife and mom, it’s super important to understand that we have got to surround ourselves with people who will uplift us when we are struggling….with people who are rooted in Christ so that when we are weak, they can remind us that we can lean on God, for he is strong.
Think of it as borrowed faith.
Borrowed faith is necessary when we are exhausted, weary, tired of fighting and believing. Because sometimes it's way easier to say forget it, and throw in the towel.
On those days, we really need others to put a stone under us so that we can sit.
We need people to hold onto our arms when we can't hold them up any longer.
And maybe you are in a season where you don’t have any friend’s like that. (I’ve been there)
One thing that I know is true, that we attract the kind of people that we are ourselves. (let that sink in)
If we don’t have those kinds of friends in our circle, why don’t we? ‘
It might be time do some self inventory and ask some very real questions about who we are in Christ and what kind of fruit we are bearing as a testament of what he has done in us.
I know this is something you’ve heard before…but this time, this time you might just need to lean in and take action.
And in the meantime, know that I am praying for you. If you don't have anyone that you can borrow faith from in your life, always trust that you can borrow mine.
Because believe me when I say, I know how it is to feel completely alone in the midst of a storm.
"Let the thunder be my comfort
Let the lightning be my guide
Let the waves that rise around me
Hold me gently through the night
For the winds that seem against me
Push me right into Your arms
Teach me how to sleep in the storm"