Have you ever been let down by someone you know or love? I think we all have at one time or another. Maybe, you trusted and confided in them, needed their help, or wanted their support. However, they turned you down or turned their back on you. Whatever the situation, we’ve all gone through some level of this experience.
As a member of the body, church or family, we are to uplift one another. When we know of someone experiencing a difficult moment, we should be there. It doesn’t necessarily mean we need to know what is happening. But showing support in prayer helps out. Your presence and your acknowledgment shows you care. Not to gossip about the person, but to be the support that your brother or sister in Christ needs.
Pastor Joe reminded us in his sermon, that the mouth has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21). The word of God also reminds us that the tongue, although the smallest member of the body, boasts of great things (James 3:5). We suffer and experience hardship quietly so others won’t gossip. So, who do we go to? Our heavenly father who hears all things. He is our Abba, our father who makes us stronger. 2 Corinthians 12:9 states, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
It was a hard pill to swallow. God is talking to the church, US! We are the church within the four walls. Because of his Mercy, we are here to bless others. So when you go through hardship, find a strong spiritual brother or sister to pray with you. Have them hold you accountable for your walk with Christ. It is never easy, but with the Lord, there is nothing impossible. Let’s not waste time. We need to be the example to our loved ones, our children and all those who don’t know Christ.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Cor. 5:20