In yesterday's entry, I wrote about how God used Facebook's (FB's) chat to lift me up and encourage me, while providing a circumstance for me to encourage someone else.
Amazing, isn't it?! How God works, I mean!
He knows our needs even before we do. He knew I would be feeling rather low in spirit and provided someone for me to minister to. With the end result being that while my FB friend was lifted up and encouraged, so was I.
God called us, His children, to do exactly that. We are not supposed to be walking around sad-faced every day of our lives.
After all, what more could we ask, than to have received salvation, knowing that we won't be spending eternity in hell, with no chance of escape.
No, we truly do not have anything to be unhappy about.
Of course, we are not gods of any kind. We are only human. Yes, Jesus told us that He overcame the world and we can too, because we belong to Him. I praise God and thank Jesus for this!
However, I am only human. I am not 100% God; I am only 100% human.
This means that even though I am blessed in many ways, I am only human. I experience times of happiness as well as times of sadness. Good times and not-so-good times. Just like any other human being.
God knew this, long before He created me...or you.
God also told us that this is why we all need a friend, so that when one is down, the other can pick their friend up; and vica-versa. He knew that from time to time, we would all need a friend.
When we marry, we become one person, God's Word tells us. The two shall become one! Mark 10:8 tells us, "And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh."
When I married, this was truly what happened. Gordon and I became one.
Built into our marriage relationship, I had my friend who could lift me up, if I was down. So did Gordon. We had each other.
But, now is a different story. I am alone, now that Gordon has died. I no longer have the other half of me, with me, for me to lift up in his time of need, or for him to help me up, in mine.
Please don't misunderstand me. I am grateful for a few good friends, that God has provided for me. I don't have to say who you are. You know who you are. And, so does God.
Thank you, to each one of you, friends. May God bless you, always.
Until next time...
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