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20/06 2014

I’ll believe in God for you-till you can believe it yourself

I recently went away on a retreat and as I sat down to read-this was where I started

Job 6:14 says, “When desperate people give up on God Almighty, their friends, at least, should stick with them” (MSG).

There will be times in your life when you are in so much pain you will say, “I don’t even believe in God right now!” You need to have friends who will come alongside you and say, “That’s OK. We’ll believe God for you for now.”

There will come a time when you’ll say, “I don’t have any faith right now. I’m full of doubt.” That’s when you need your friends to step in and say, “That’s OK. We will have faith for you. We will trust God for you in this.”

“By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 NCV).

What is the law of Christ? It’s this: Love your neighbor as yourself. The Bible commands us to help each other. Every time you help somebody who’s going through pain, you are fulfilling the law of Christ. Trying to handle your trouble yourself will only make you more tired and stressed out. You need to accept the help of others and let your friends carry you through it.

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 NLT)
From a Rick Warren devotional

I like this concept. Especially the Message version of Job 6:14. There is something in this that is really raw and resonates with me.
People get desperate and are tempted to or even do, give up on God.
Their friends at least should stick with them……and have faith in God for them until they can take it on again. I am grateful for my friends who have done this for me and I hope I can be there for them when the situation is reversed. Those are the friends I truly value and want to be like.

 

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