Time to get up and spend your daily time with Jesus.
9Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
12Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
Do you ever feel alone? Like the things you are dealing with, your circumstance or your mental issues are isolating you from others? At Clawson one of our values is No One Walks Alone! Know this: You’re not alone, and you don’t have to manage on your own.
When we look at the scripture we read from Ecclesiastes we see that life alone is dangerous. We can get into all kinds of trouble when we feel like we’re alone. The problem is a lot of us go through life pretending we’re okay around the people who love us because we’re convinced they won’t understand.
Mental health is complicated, and sometimes it’s hard to know how to reach out or how to find the right words to describe how you feel.
Scripture shows us that there is strength in friendships. Those close to you may completely understand what you’re going through, but they can be a valuable resource. It can be hard to find someone who you think you can trust
Here are a few good qualities to look for:
-Someone who listens.
-Someone who encourages you.
-Someone who sticks with you through anything.
So today, think about the people you’re closest to. Have you talked to them about what you’re experiencing? If not, then make a plan to tell them. They might not totally get it all or say the exact right words, and you may have to extend some grace to them. But it’s still easier to find hope and healing when we navigate mental health together.
In your journal today write down characteristics that you want in a friend. Do you have those characteristics? Are you the friend to others that you want them to be to you? Ask God to reveal to you how you can be a better friend to those around you.
Small groups start Feb 18th! Join a small group and surround yourself with people you can trust.
Heres the link to see what Small groups are available: