But it's not.
Because we all have moments of crisis. We all have issues. Even the giants we put in glass houses. We all have moments of doubt and fear.
Last week I had a meltdown. A lot of things piled up on me and it seemed to all hit at one time. I'm not out of the woods or issues yet, but I'm feeling better today. More courageous. I have friends who are praying for me continuously and I steeped in a few verses that spoke into my emotional world at that moment. I read them over and over. I read them aloud.
And I LET them minister to me.
I hope they minister to you. I know sometimes scriptures can feel like someone offering a platitude. I get that. Sometimes, just sitting with a friend and sharing a cup of tea or coffee and crying or not, or talking or not, is the ticket.
Sometimes a friend speaking a scripture to me doesn't feel as good as just reading one on my own. (Not that that was the case last week. It was a friend's scripture that spoke and then led me to some others.) But sometimes...sometimes.
”But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;…” 2 Corinthians 4: 7-9
“…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35
“Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
“My enemies, do not gloat over me! Though I have fallen, I will get up. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.” Micah 7:8
What about you?