Helping people in need can be a daunting task. Once you make yourself available and begin to help, everything changes. Gradually, people begin to gravitate towards you with their needs. This is what you set out to do, but you struggle with reality of the life you live.
How do you help others when you struggle so much with life? For me, I wonder how I continue to teach and write as I find my difficulties to be such a challenge.
How do I find the balance?
Where is the balance?
If I could just get over the struggles and become free from such things, I think I can be more effective in helping others.
But will I be more effective? Can I help others better? Can I teach and write more effectively? These thoughts are often just a thought, and not reality.
These struggles make up our life. The “crunch” of life that we feel on a daily basis is as much a part of life as the simple, easy, and fulfilling things.
It’s the crunch that enables us to help others. It’s the crunch that feeds our words as we teach, write, and do all that we do to help. There is no other way but to live life and face it with all its difficulties.
The Bible is clear that God comforts us in our difficulties so we can help others. The apostle Paul said: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2Cor 1:3-4).
So keep reaching out to others with your feeble hands. God’s comfort will flow through you to others.
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